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“nice hike!”

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
Ranked #6 of 21 things to do in McLean
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Owner description: Park composed of three seperate trails, perfect for hiking and biking.
Reviewed 12 April 2014

This was a great trail for hiking and biking. We took our kids and they really enjoyed them selves. I enjoyed the scenic views of the Potomac. Many people were out, but it wasnt too crowded.

2  Thank kelly g
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We started at Turkey Run Park and ended in Theodore Roosevelt Island, it took us 4.5 hrs with time for photos and lunch. I completely enjoyed all the hike. The trail is most of the time by the river with excellent view of OGU and the Chain and Key Bridge. Highly recommend it. OBS. Bathrooms just in Roosevelt Island.

2  Thank Osiris_DC
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This trail, which communicates with several others, offers a remarkable variety of flora along the river as well as landscapes that range from gentle and flat to rocky and from dry to wet. Wonderful close in hiking. Spring ephemerals especially lovely- trout lily, spring beauty, trillium, bluebells, pawpaw in flower, Dutchman's breeches, squirrel corn.

2  Thank Martha W
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Amazing the US decided to leave this stretch of the shore of the Potomac for recreation and inspiration rather than real estate development and exploitation. What foresight! It is rugged in parts, especially between Spout run and chain Bridge- but a wonderful place to explore. Bring a picnic and water and your camera. Great for fishing too!

1  Thank RangerDanS
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

There is a terrific section of the Potomac Heritage trail that runs directly under the American Legion Bridge. It can be reached from marked steps on the left side of Live Oak Drive in Mclean where there is parking for 3-4 cars. To get there exit 495 at Georgetown Pike towards DC and turn left at the first light on Balls Hill Road. Take the first left on Live Oak Drive to recross the Beltway and continue to the very end of Live Oak where you can park in the cul de sac and will see the blue Potomac Heritage Trail sign on the right. Walk down the steep stepped trail and cross under the American Legion Bridge for a beautiful walk with many wild flowers in the spring. See the map I added as a photo for directions from 495

4  Thank Frank B
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