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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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Dallas, TX
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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328 reviews 328 reviews
89 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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527 reviews 527 reviews
320 attraction reviews
1,096 helpful votes 1,096 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
23 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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39 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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