Hike from Colvin Run Mill to the Potomac

8 Miles Round Trip - 40 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

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

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Fitness
Running
Hiking
Forest
Scenic

Details

8 Miles
40 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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