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“Beatiful scenes!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Harpers Ferry Center, 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
304-535-6331
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Ranked #3 of 10 Activities in Harpers Ferry
Type: Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking, Camping
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Owner description: Very long hiking trail spanning over 2,100 miles and 14 states.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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361 reviews 361 reviews
171 attraction reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
“Beatiful scenes!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Walk on the AT at Harpers Ferry give you a glance of what is the big adventure. I recommend paying a visit to the AT Conservancy HQ. They have many maps, information, merchandise, and wonderful people that will explain to you the magic of this adventure!!

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great terrain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Hiked south on the AT to hit the Loudoun Heights overlook - the trail was in fantastic shape despite all of the moisture from a recent snowfall. The first mile was almost all uphill climbing, but it was paced and provided wonderful views along the ascent. The hike through Harpers Ferry is much easier and also picturesque. A wonderful section of the trail for an easy hiking weekend.

Visited March 2013
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Winchester, Virginia, United States
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120 reviews 120 reviews
37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Well maintained footpath through historical Harpers Ferry, WV. Cabins if you would like to stay--usually booked well in advance but always worth checking. Spring moisture brings early flowers and mosses alive, summer is rife with animals and the fall colors leave you breathless. Some areas are close enough to get in to local towns for dinner/shower/a real bed--bonus if you are hiking some or all of the AT. Fee applicable to the Skyline Drive, not the trail itself.

Visited September 2012
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Awesome view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Excellent experience...get out and WALK! Take your camera and binoculars. Sunscreen, too and a wear a hat. Some bug-spray just in case. Keep the kids quiet, not everyone wants to hear your gabbing! Stop every so often and observe the quiet and peace around you!

Visited July 2012
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Virginia
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“Awesome way to spend an afternoon on a pretty day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

The trail is well traveled and kept up...even after a recent storm the path was clear. The views are wonderful. Bears Den is definitely worth hiking to.

Visited November 2012
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