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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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Wonderful area for real history.

If you want to see the roots of our American history this is a place to visit. It has a lot to... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Tavares, Florida
Fantastic View of Harper's Ferry on the trail

We were in Harper's Ferry to see the history relating to the civil war, John Brown and to hike a... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2016
Madison, Wisconsin
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Very long hiking trail spanning over 2,100 miles and 14 states.
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“day hike” (3 reviews)
Harpers Ferry Center, 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6331
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

If you want to see the roots of our American history this is a place to visit. It has a lot to offer families with children and makes our early history come to life. The park is full of spots that tell the story of...More

1  Thank jrjbutter
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We were in Harper's Ferry to see the history relating to the civil war, John Brown and to hike a bit of the Appalachian trail. There is a very short hike to Jefferson Rock where Thomas Jefferson once stood. We went to the trail center...More

9  Thank JEAV
Reviewed 18 June 2016

great trail very Rocky and rustic wonderful views Tenn area Do not take a questionable car up or down the mountain! the drive is a Thrill ride of its own!!!

Thank braveheart2000
Reviewed 15 June 2016

If you ever visit Harper's Ferry and are interested in the Appalachian Trail, this is a must stop in and say "hello". Not only are the people there very friendly they are a world of information on hiking the trail. They have pictures of the...More

4  Thank kmr1976
Reviewed 24 May 2016

After speaking with the staff at the AMC center we chose to go south out of town for a day hike to Keys Gap and back. Nice elevation change to Louden heights, good civil war earthworks on both sides at the top, relatively easy to...More

4  Thank ray6296
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We are by no means hikers or campers but if hiking the Appalachian Trail is on your Bucket List then doing it in Harper's Ferry WV is the place. The trail runs right through the town and you can see some interesting things.It is pretty...More

4  Thank Petergun1962
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Now that there are hiking the trail movies and one in production about the War being filmed there will be a million people disrespecting the AT here too. So much for preservation of the good stuff. Finding your innerself? Really?

Thank James V
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

PenMar to Harpers Ferry is a great and fairly easy way to experience part of the great AT. Stayed in Harpers Ferry at The Town's Inn and paid to be shuttled when we chose on a Wednesday. Had just enough challenge with rocks, climbs and...More

2  Thank Trekman R
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We stopped at Harper's Ferry on a recent road trip through West Virginia and decided to take a short hike on the AT. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy headquarters is located in town so we stopped there first for directions. We walked from the ATC office...More

1  Thank CherylB42
Reviewed 4 April 2016

You can hike the AT in different ways from this spot. Great sights along the river with a ton of history as well. Check out the AT Concervacy Center on the main road coming into town. Cool relief map of the trail, example of a...More

Thank John K
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22 June 2017|
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
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
john m
1 July 2015|
Response from James V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But you might need a permit. contact the smokey mountian application websites.