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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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Great entrance to the trail

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

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.

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maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Harpers Ferry is in the middle of the Appalachian Trail. Harpers Ferry alone is one of the last remaining towns that still looks like it did back in the 1800's, You can walk across a bridge that joins Maryland to West Virginia. A must see!

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Amazing views! Didn't walk much of it but still saw so much! Can go to Jefferson Rock and across the bridge to Maryland! Well worth paying to get into Harper's Ferry.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I've been there a couple of times with my teenage sons, with my friend, and couple of times with my partner as well. I have a fascination with trains so I really enjoyed it first couple of times but now it has become on of those places to go when I have nowhere better to go. There really isn't much... More 

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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