News and progress along the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
Join "Walk on" Ray Smith to hike a proposed PHNST segment in McLean. Echoing the original Cross County Hikes, the events are intended to suggest scenic and historically-significant ways to fill gaps in the better known PHNST trail areas. Highlights include a rarely-visited section of Great Falls National Park along the original (pre-1764) route of Georgetown Pike, and other trail segments not previously hiked. You have the option to hike 4 or 7 miles.
7-miles: Park at Colvin Run Mill parking lot, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA 22066 (38°58'11"N, 77°17'37"W): Take free NPS shuttle bus departing at 8:15am for the hike's starting point, Spring Hill Recreation Center (SHRC).
4-miles: Park at Difficult Run Park Trailhead, 8801 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA (38°58'42"N, 77°14'57"W): Take NPS shuttle bus departing at 8:30 am to SHRC.