Hike from Colvin Run Mill to the Potomac

Colvin Run Mill Parking Area

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

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Snacks
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RT Distance 8 Miles
Elevation Gain 40 Feet
Activities Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Forest
Scenic

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