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Historic Virginia Ruins and Rails

a full day of hiking in the I-66 area with a bit of driving, ending the day in Harpers Ferry, WV
id_2653811
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 14 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  This 14 miler adventure visits tons of settler homes and historic places, including water views, rails, and great places to eat!

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Tips: 


  • start early!
  • can have packed lunch on wildcat trail
  • good table side service in Harpers Ferry! you have earned it by this leg of the trip
  • watch sunset on Virginius Island, also possible civil war reenactment here depending on time of year

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