• Accokeek Foundation

Hiking in Piscataway Park Just Got Better

Hiking in Piscataway Park just got better!  Last month, thanks to a collaboration between the Accokeek Foundation, the Potomac Heritage Trail, and the National Park Service, a new connector trail has been blazed in Accokeek.

By clearing almost a quarter-acre of brush, volunteers were able to conjoin the Mockley Point Trail and the Foundation’s trail system, resulting in nearly 4 miles of uninterrupted views of the Potomac River shoreline.

This connector trail serves as the newest addition to the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail network.

Segment of new connector trail. Photo Credit: Piscataway Park Facebook.

The Potomac Heritage Trail is a network of 12 trails that span across D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, and link the Potomac River and the upper Ohio River basins. Established by the National Park Service, these networks of trails preserve routes used by George Washington and other early American settlers to travel from the Chesapeake Bay to the Allegheny Mountains. This network of beautiful hiking paths with historical roots is accessible by foot, bike, horse, or boat.

Volunteers from the Wounded Wa