Hike from Colvin Run Mill to the Potomac

Colvin Run Mill Parking Area - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

This scenic 8-mile hike without much elevation gain also makes for a great trail run.

From the historic Colvin Run Mill, head out of the parking area toward Difficult Run Trail. Follow this trail for roughly four miles as you hike along Difficult Run to the Potomac River.

Photo credit: Steve Petrucelli

Distance

8 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

40 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Fitness, Running, Hiking

Forest
Scenic

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