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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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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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197 reviews 197 reviews
32 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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245 attraction reviews
411 helpful votes 411 helpful votes
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
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Frederick, Maryland
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We live near the Appalachian Trail, where it crosses South Mountain near Middletown, MD. It's an easy thing to drive up to South Mountain Inn on Alternate Rte 40, park across the street from the Inn, put your hiking shoes on, take some water, and set out north on the Trail. There is a neat stone tower nearby that provides... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

If you get a chance, visit the Appalachian Trail Center in Harpers Ferry and get information to do a day hike on the Appalachian Trail. We did a 10 mile (5 miles there and 5 back) to the Weverton Cliffs in Maryland which give you an aerial view of the Potomac. it was a beautiful flat walk along the C&O... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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29 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I've hiked the trail thru Maryland a few times and camped out at all the Maryland sites. Not as hilly as the trail in other states, and also lacking waterfalls and other cool places for summer hiking fun. But this is a very accessible trail, the scenery is good, and the people nice.

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