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Harpers Ferry Visitors Guide

  • Walking tours (10)
  • Before You Go
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Cramtons Gap to Harpers Ferry on the Applachian Trail
Cramtons Gap to Harpers Ferry on the Applachian Trail

The 9.8-mile stretch of Appalachian Trail leading from Cramptons Gap to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is one of the most popular and rewarding AT day hikes in this region, with good reason. It...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
School House Ridge North Trail - Bolivar Heights Battlefield
School House Ridge North Trail - Bolivar Heights Battlefield

From his command post near Halltown, "Stonewall" Jackson methodically and deliberately positioned his cannons "to drive the enemy" into extinction. Indeed, Confederate artillery fire upon Harpers...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Murphy-Chambers Farm Trails
Murphy-Chambers Farm Trails

In 1894, Washington, D.C. journalist Kate Field, who had a keen interest in preserving memorabilia of John Brown, spearheaded a campaign to return the fort to Harpers Ferry. Local resident Alexander...

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Maryland Heights Trails
Maryland Heights Trails

The start of this hike is at the visitor center. You may attempt a shorter hike of 7.3 miles by riding the visitor center bus to Harpers Ferry lower town. This hike is straineous. President Abraham...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Loudon Heights Trails
Loudon Heights Trails

Loudon Heights
This high ground was occupied by Confederate general John George Walker during the Battle of Harpers Ferry, September 12-September 15, 1862. Loudoun Heights was also the site of a night...

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Harpers Ferry Lower Town Trails
Harpers Ferry Lower Town Trails

This trail guide takes you on a history tour of Harpers Ferry Lower Town.

The history of Harpers Ferry has few parallels in the American drama. It is more than one event, one date, or one individual....

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Harpers Ferry Town Trails
Harpers Ferry Town Trails

Take a walk through Harpers Ferry Trails. Harpers Ferry town is dog friendly. The trails are well shaded until you walk on the bridge towards the Maryland Heights trail. Enjoy the day walking or...

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Harpers Ferry to Weverton Cliff
Harpers Ferry to Weverton Cliff

This is number ONE of a series of 9 hikes that the Mountain Club of Maryland has created. Together, these nine hikes traverse the entire Appalachian Trail in the state of Maryland. This out-and-back...

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School House Ridge South
School House Ridge South

School House Ridge is an overlooked and least understood topographic feature associated with Harpers Ferry's Civil War history. Until the turn of the 21st century, very little of School House Ridge...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Harpers Ferry Family Trails
Harpers Ferry Family Trails

This guide consists of family/dog friendly trails. For a shorter hike, you may start at the parking lot under the Route 340 bridge. There is a public restroom located next to the book store and places...

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