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Loudoun County Feasibility Study

NVRC is pleased to partner with the National Park Service and Loudoun County to identify the most feasible Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (PHNST) route options for completing the PHNST network gap in Loudoun County, Virginia. The project will identify, assess, and present the feasibility of potential routes, including cost of trail construction, maintenance, land ownership, accessibility, park connections, and scenic views. The project will also evaluate maintenance and other key elements, including material information required for input into Capital Improvement Plans (CIPs) and for developing preliminary engineering scopes for trail completion.


NVRC has selected design and planning firm, Lardner Klein, to conduct this study. 



January 2024: Project kick off with primary stakeholders and Lardner Klein.

March 2024: Lardner Klein develops plan, schedule, and begins meeting with stakeholders.

March - May 2024: Lardner Klein to develop methodology for feasibility study. 

May 16, 2024: First public meeting was open to all interested parties from the general public (e.g., individuals, businesses, organizations) and hosted at Lucketts Community Center in Lucketts, VA from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 16th. Informational map displays were available for informal review with the consulting firm and project managers between 6:00 and 7:00 pm, followed by a brief presentation and discussion at 7:00 pm. Read the updated press release (May 10, 2024) about the meeting and view our informational flier.


June 2024: Lardner Klein to conduct a pilot analysis, implementation, and report on findings. A public feedback period also concluded on Monday, June 3rd. 

July - October 2024: Lardner Klein to conduct full analyses and develop draft products. 

October 2024: Second public meeting, details to come. 


November - December 2024: Expected project completion


Materials and Resources

Consultant Request for Proposals

February 2024 Press Release

May 2024 Press Release


Public Meeting #1 Materials


Public Meeting #1 Presentation

Map Displays

Project Updates

Check back on this webpage to find project updates, or fill out the form below to receive email alerts. For additional questions about the study, please contact Linnea Sherman at

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