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

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hikers drop off

We are section hikers and Harbors ferry was a natural choice to meet up or get dropped off. For the non hikers, go to the park and for $10 you have a park pass which you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
annesta p
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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We are section hikers and Harbors ferry was a natural choice to meet up or get dropped off. For the non hikers, go to the park and for $10 you have a park pass which you can enjoy the park or get the free bus ride down to the town of Harpers Ferry. The only parking in town was at... More 

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Venice, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Can't wait to go again! The whole trail is on my bucket list when I can spare the time. The bears are a plenty, but if you shout at them they will run. I'm more worried about ticks & lyme disease. I take precautions and know the signs & symptoms so I can get it treated if it happens.

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Dallas, TX
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

the best trails are off the main path.... From Harpers Ferry hit Maryland Heights from far side of train tunnel and Loudoun Heights from 340 parking lot next to the gas station before the bridge

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Highland Lakes, New Jersey
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346 reviews 346 reviews
89 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Townbank
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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556 reviews 556 reviews
338 attraction reviews
1,170 helpful votes 1,170 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
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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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