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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

#7 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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Historic Downtown

Historic Downtown -Great place to visit. Town is clean and people are friendly. Just watch out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jannette i
Now we can brag about hiking the Appalachian Trail!!

My husband & I were visiting Harper's Ferry and while walking about, we did some walking on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Very long hiking trail spanning over 2,100 miles and 14 states.
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  • Average1%
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Harpers Ferry Center, 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6331
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

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 5 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

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

7  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 5 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

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Harper's Ferry is a delightful place to stroll, walk, or hike. Many of the buildings have been restored or preserved and the surrounding landscape is beautiful.

Thank Roxanna L
Reviewed 1 August 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
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Nearby Attractions
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
1,430 reviews
.89 km away
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152 reviews
.02 km away
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
58 reviews
.88 km away
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I am planning a trip to Harper's Ferry and Gettysburg in October. How long should I plan at each place? We aren't experienced hikers, but will want to get out and see the trail.
23 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
hi we are driving to take a short hike and see the town where did you start that you ended up in the town? we;d like to do that Did you start at the vistors center? thanks
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
question can I hike the Appalachian trail in the smokey mountain national park in a week. any information would be helpful.
1 July 2015|
Response from James V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But you might need a permit. contact the smokey mountian application websites.