Riverbend Park has over 10 miles of hiking trails. There are also trails for horses and mountain bikes as well. For those seeking longer hikes Riverbend's trails link with regional parkland trails and National Park Service trails. So if your looking for a short family hike or a day adventure hike, Riverbend has the trail for you.
Riverbend Park offers several loop trails that highlight the natural beauty of the park and its history. Stop by the visitor center to plan your next trail adventure. While you're there, pick up a trail map and check with staff to help you plan a hike.
- Bootlegger Trail
(2 miles) 4-mile loop from visitor center. This upland trail follows the western boundary and takes you back to the days of moonshine and rural life. The trail winds through forest, meadow and hollows.
- Follow the Hollows Trail
(1 mile) 2-mile loop from visitor center. This scenic trail is great for a short family hike. It starts at the Potomac Heritage Trail and winds through upland forest and hollows before returning to the river.
- Potomac Heritage Trail
(2 1/2 miles) This nationally recognized scenic trail follows the Potomac River. Look for islands, changing features and wildlife on the water.
- Madison’s Escape Trail
(1 mile) President Madison, in 1814, took Conn’s Ferry from what is now the park to Maryland after British soldiers invaded Washington D.C. during the War of 1812.