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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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Being on Harpers Ferry means you will have to be on or cross the Appalachian trail. Take advantage of being a part of one of the best natural resources we have

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jason R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Being on Harpers Ferry means you will have to be on or cross the Appalachian trail. Take advantage of being a part of one of the best natural resources we have

Thank Jason R
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fabulous trail. You can find all levels of difficulty but on of my favorite bits is from Keyes Gap parking down to Harper's Ferry National Park. A bit rocky but downhill all the way and great views especially when you get close to the river right before getting to the Park. Depending on the time of today... More 

Thank Kathy L
Hagerstown, Maryland
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349 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

When you are in Harpers Ferry and the surrounding area, it is near impossible to NOT be on the Appalachian trail at some point or another. It only makes me itch to get out and hike some more of it!!

Thank Mfclingan
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

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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100 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Matt R
Germantown, Tennessee
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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 

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Lorain, Ohio
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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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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 

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