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Harpers Ferry Town Trails

Virginuis Island Trail to Maryland Heights Trail
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.1 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  Take a walk through Harpers Ferry Trails. Harpers Ferry town is dog friendly. The trails are well shaded until you walk on the bridge ... more »

Tips:  Bring plenty of water. :)

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Points of Interest

1. Harpers Ferry Parking Lot

10 dollars for 3 consecutive stays.

2. Shenandoa River

This detour trail lies next to the river.

3. Shenandoa River Plaque

Plaque and history of the Shenandoah river.

4. Water Tunnels

Water tunnels that were used for powering mills.

5. Virginius Trail

Virginius Trail bridge and plaque with history.

6. Gravel Trail

This particular gravel trail is well maintained and is wide enough to walk with a group of people. The trail is close to the Shenandoah River. Pets are welcomed in the river. Feel free to take a break near the river to enjoy the view.

7. Stairs to Overlook

Climb the stairs that leads to the town overlook.

8. Overlook and Resting Area

Overlook and Resting Area.

9. Harpers Ferry Walking Bridge

The bridge is fenced in on both side for kids and pets.

10. Harpers Ferry Walking Bridge

The view from above.

11. Gravel Trail

The gravel trail leading to the start of Maryland Heights is above the Shenandoah River. Here, you would see people tubing in the river during the summer.

12. Maryland Heights Trail Start Location

The Maryland Heights trail takes you to a mountain overlook.

13. Historic Bridge

This historic bridge crosses the Shenandoah canal.

14. Woods Trail

This hidden trail leads back to the parking lot. The trail is soft dirt.

15. Dirt Sidewalk Trail

This hard dirt trail is next to the park road.

16. Harpers Ferry Parking Lot

Harpers Ferry Parking Lot.