“This red-blazed trail connects the Potomac Heritage Trail to the Oak Trail.”
— Chris Kroehler
Follow the red blazes. This area has many trails and even more (and confusing) connectors so looking at the posted maps or using the Trail Run Project mobile app
It looks confusing but this trail does NOT connect on the north end to the Potomac Heritage Trail. From the point they connect on the eastern side of the preserve, this trail goes downhill to a smaller overlook with a bench.