Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail: Leesylvania Section

  • Hiking in Leesylvania State Park near Washington D.C.

Hiking

Dogs Yes

Fall Foliage

2.3 (miles)

 Easy

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Virginia

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Section is a easy hike in Leesylvania State Park near Washington D.C. This kid friendly section hike can be your first step in knocking the PHNST off your bucket list! This trail has white blazes. No Equestrians trails in this park. This trail is dog friendly, but your pup must be on leash.

History

Leesylvania State Park was first settled by Henry Lee II in 1747. Lee II was the father of Revolutionary War hero Henry 'Light Horse Harry' Lee and grandfather of famed Civil War General Robert E. Lee. George Washington mentions he visited Leesylvania three times in his diaries. During the Civil War the land was also used as a small confederate hold and gun emplacement.

Red Tape

Entrance Fee
Contact: Leesylvania State Park 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge, VA 22191

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