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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

#9 of 30 things to do in Harpers Ferry Features Animals
Harpers Ferry Center, 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6331
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Challenging, but great hiking

You have a couple of options for hiking, including simply hiking the 1.6 miles from the park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
traveler_dac
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Alexandria, Virginia
Very nice visit

It's a really interesting place to go into, and you meet all kinds of people from pretty much all... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Amanda M
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Clear Fork, West Virginia, United States
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Very long hiking trail spanning over 2,100 miles and 14 states.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“day hike” (3 reviews)
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Harpers Ferry Center, 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have a couple of options for hiking, including simply hiking the 1.6 miles from the park entrance to the town. From there the town is quite quaint and has a nice variety of stores. The hiking starts across a bridge the overlooks the water...More

Thank traveler_dac
Reviewed 3 July 2017

It's a really interesting place to go into, and you meet all kinds of people from pretty much all over. If you are planning on hiking the Appalachian trail, or even parts of it, you should stop by here.

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Historic Downtown -Great place to visit. Town is clean and people are friendly. Just watch out- there is little to no parking. There is also a few pay parking areas that are not marked well and you have to watch you don't get a 50...More

Thank Jannette i
Reviewed 2 June 2017

My husband & I were visiting Harper's Ferry and while walking about, we did some walking on the Appalachian Trail. Not much but hey, now we can say we hiked it, right! The whole area is very beautiful.

1  Thank MstqMI
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This area has special meaning for me as it marks the end of the Lewis and Clark Trail - As someone who grew up in Vancouver, Washington where the Lewis and Clark trail ends at Fort Vancouver. It is interesting to see the history of...More

Thank HappycuriousWanderer
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Definitely the top thing you should be doing in Harper's Ferry if you are able. From Harper's Ferry, you are able to be in 3 different states in a matter of miles. We crossed the bridge and were on the Maryland trail. We hiked past...More

1  Thank RunningEsme
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Appalachian Trail at Harper's Ferry is a unique, concentrated blend of scenic and cultural goodness. In a short distance you can enjoy the natural history of the Potomac River as you cross the pedestrian bridge and the view from Jefferson Rock. In addition the...More

10  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Something for everyone, history on so many levels food, shopping, hiking, cliff climbing, even saw people fishing.

1  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The trail and the AT headquarters are here in Harpers Ferry so it's a must stop at & do. Find out why the AT is so special to so many.

1  Thank Mark K
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

There are many beautiful sections of the Appalachian trail along it's 2100 miles. This section, particularly the bridge over the river, is one of the absolute highlights. Jefferson considered it worth crossing the Atlantic to enjoy this view, and for many folks it's the only...More

2  Thank robcurtross
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JCSmot
22 June 2017|
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Response from RunningEsme | Reviewed this property |
We spent one day in Harper's Ferry last year. The morning and early afternoon was for hiking and the afternoon was for seeing the historical sites. My brother did not think that was enough time to see the sites, but it was... More
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worldtravlr2014
25 May 2016|
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Response from afcop21 | Reviewed this property |
I don't live to far from Harpers Ferry so I either drive or ride my bike to the town. If you are riding you can park at the Brunswick, MD train station, about 7 miles away and ride north to Harpers Ferry. Harpers Ferry... More
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john m
1 July 2015|
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Response from James V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But you might need a permit. contact the smokey mountian application websites.
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