- Find a Trail
- My TrailLink
- Explore Trails
- About Us
- Get Involved
The Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail (DRHT) traverses a scenic forested landscape abounding with wildlife in Virginia's Northern Neck. The rail-trail, which was designated as a National Recreation Trail in 2018, follows the route of the old Dahlgren Branch Line from the Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Center west toward Fredericksburg. The pathway is also part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, which extends from the Chesapeake Bay to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The trail opened in 2006 as a privately owned recreational facility accessible by permit. The trail is maintained by a non-proft organization known as the Friends of the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail. Permits can be completed for free and online at the Friends of the DRHT website: https://www.dahlgrentrail.org/use-permits.html
Parking and access information is available on the Friends of DRHT website.
TrailLink is a free service provided by Rails-to-Trails conservancy
(a non-profit) and we need your support!