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Address: Harpers Ferry Center, 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone Number: 304-535-6331
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Very long hiking trail spanning over 2,100 miles and 14 states.

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you can continue to hike more than a 1,000 miles north or south of here, yet i must admit that H.F. does have some of the most historic, interesting and memorable trail of any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Brian P
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English first
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

you can continue to hike more than a 1,000 miles north or south of here, yet i must admit that H.F. does have some of the most historic, interesting and memorable trail of any other location. hike on ...

Thank Brian P
North Canton, Ohio
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71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking around and sight seeing is still the best way to interact with the world. This trail was taken all the way up to Boonsboro MD and what a great way to hike! Uo and down, twists and turns. Nature provided the scenery and pictures.

Thank Jill M
Nottingham, New Hampshire, United States
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109 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

As a fan of the AT, and having only hiked the Northern Route in Maine & NH, I was excited to visit here as part of our Gettysburg & area battlefields. There is truly a sense of reverence here with all the travel history. I felt blessed to walk the 2 state bridge, and take in the fresh air of... More 

Thank Matt R
Germantown, Tennessee
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I'm trying to hike in every state that the AT traverses, and here you get a "twofer" -- you can start in WV (I suggest the ATC's HQ), hike the trail through historic Harper's Ferry, and then cross the footbridge over the Potomac to Maryland, where you can hike up the hill and get a great view of Harper's Ferry... More 

1 Thank bdj129
Lorain, Ohio
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59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Walking the Appalachian Trail over the Potomac River is amazing. The view of the rivers (Potomac and Shenandoah) are quite breathtaking with the mountains behind. The view of Harpers Ferry from the Maryland side of the trail is quite iconic.

4 Thank RobynD804
Falling Waters, West Virginia
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is my favorite entrance to the Appalachian Trail. You going to old town Harpers Ferry to get to it. And you get a great view of the Potomac River before embarking up the trail. The area is clean and safe.

2 Thank Rachel N
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a fair section of the AT. Being close to Baltimore and Washington it gets a lot of use. What it lacks in seclusion it gains in convenience to local towns. All through the Maryland section of town you are seldom more than ten miles from a town. In Harpers Ferry you literally hike right through town past numerous... More 

1 Thank masd1
Boston, Massachusetts
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158 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Harpers Ferry is in the middle of the Appalachian Trail. Harpers Ferry alone is one of the last remaining towns that still looks like it did back in the 1800's, You can walk across a bridge that joins Maryland to West Virginia. A must see!

2 Thank maxrebos
England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Amazing views! Didn't walk much of it but still saw so much! Can go to Jefferson Rock and across the bridge to Maryland! Well worth paying to get into Harper's Ferry.

2 Thank RuthW257
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I've been there a couple of times with my teenage sons, with my friend, and couple of times with my partner as well. I have a fascination with trains so I really enjoyed it first couple of times but now it has become on of those places to go when I have nowhere better to go. There really isn't much... More 

1 Thank Queen A

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