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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Harpers Ferry Center, 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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Type: Trails
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Traveler Description: Harpers Ferry is considered by many to be the "psychological halfway point" of the Appalachian Trail.  The Appalachian Trail has many scenic hikes on... more »
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This bit frog hop portion of the AT takes you to downtown Harpers Ferry, traversing from Virginia, West Virginia into Maryland possibly in less that an hour if you are a brisk hiker. Of course the scenery is spectacular especially during the fall. Once you make it to town, forget about pitching a tent for the night.

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I think a review of the whole AT is a little silly. The trail is over 2,000 miles long. Some parts are more interesting than others. Thousands of people attempt to hike the trail in one season. Usually starting in Georgia and hiking north and finishing in Baxter State Park in Maine (Katahdin that is). Even more people are section... More

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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We walked the Appalachian Trail while in Harpers Ferry and found it to be a great diversion from our busy city life. The trail was very interesting and we enjoyed seeing Jefferson's Rock and the amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River. Also, the view of Harpers Ferry from above gave it a unique perspective. Well... More

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Newark, Delaware
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103 reviews 103 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I may be partial to the AT (Appalachian Trail or The Trail) since I have hiked so much of it. It really is a special gem in the great American outdoor landscape. There are few places in the world were you can hike through a country like you can on the AT. The people are wonderful and the experience is... More

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Plainview, New York
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207 reviews 207 reviews
35 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Much more than we expected from the outstanding service at the Appalachian Conservancy to the historic plaques that marked the various sites along the trail. The wooded cliff walk by Jefferson's Rock was quite exhilarating and views incredible. Worth a day trip and a stop at a local tavern is a great way to end the tour.

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Nebo, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Regardless if you’re a genuine thru-hiker or a seasonal section hiker, the Appalachian Trail has to be one of America’s outdoor treasures. 2176 miles of continuous trail from Springer Mountain in northern Georgia, through 14 states terminating atop Katahadin in Maine, are an outdoor adventureist dream comes true. Hikers from all over the world travel to the United States to... More

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

While we were in Harpers Ferry enjoying all that's there we took a brief walk on the AT after visiting the AT Conservancy offices. We walked the trail through town, over the pedestrian bridge and a bit further. Then yesterday we drove to Middletown and walked south for a couple of hours before turning back toward our car. The trail... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I was in Harpers Ferry and saw that the Appalachian Trail went through the town so I figured I had to go and walk part of it.

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We try to hop on the trail whenever we get a chance for a short or a long hike, and Harpers Ferry has eluded us for a couple of years, so we made a point of going this spring. It was a beautiful, clear day, breezy over the water, a pleasure. Worth it if you are in the area.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We tried to do some hiking on the trail up in Delaware Water Gap on our honeymoon but did not prevail, this time the B&B we stayed at was literally four blocks from it, so we had no excuses. We hiked down the section by Harper's Ferry cemetery and Jefferson Rock into town, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. They take... More

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