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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Address: Harpers Ferry Center, 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone Number: 304-535-6331
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Ranked #3 of 10 Activities in Harpers Ferry
Type: Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking, Camping
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Owner description: Very long hiking trail spanning over 2,100 miles and 14 states.

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Highland Lakes, New Jersey
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296 reviews 296 reviews
80 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

There is lots to see and explore along the trail. St. Peter's Church is a nice place to visit and relax along the way to Jefferson Rock. Jefferson Rock is a must see as well. Leave yourself the good part of the day. There is plenty to see.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Near Harpers Ferry, two parallel ridges run roughly north-south from Maryland into West Virginia and Virginia, interrupted by the Potomac River. I have enjoyed the views from each of these ridges, and I feel the best are to be found at Weverton Cliffs, an easy two-minute deviation from the Appalachian Trail in Maryland. Some might prefer Maryland Heights, on the... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stayed at the Econo Lodge (at Rt 340) a block from the Trail; In town the Towns Inn looked like a nice Hostel. We did 15 miles of trail combined with Maryland Heights and the orange trail to the 850 ft overview on the opposite side of Harpers Ferry. Excellent, tiring and challenging hike but the views are spectacular.... More

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te awamutu
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

i was based in Harper's Ferry, a short drive from Washington, so its an easy trail-head for a visitor to get to. the trail is very well marked and maintained. there are plenty of information sites available with other walkers' blogs and information about preparing for a walk that suits your own fitness and readiness. great community with other walkers... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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453 reviews 453 reviews
259 attraction reviews
923 helpful votes 923 helpful votes
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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224 reviews 224 reviews
37 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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