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I really felt in the company of Thomas Jefferson here. Wonderful views and so historically... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Smyrna, Georgia
Must See while in Harper's Ferry!

Jefferson Rock is very close to St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. It provides great views of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I really felt in the company of Thomas Jefferson here. Wonderful views and so historically significant.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Jefferson Rock is very close to St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. It provides great views of the river.

Thank HeloShark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't 100% sure where the beginning of the trail was, but after asking around we found it with no problem. There are MANY steps to the top, some of them slippery, but all in all not THAT difficult of a hike. The view at...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very fortunate that i was the only person at this site because of the rain. I think this is why it was so special to me and allowed me think reflect that a great president and founding father actual walk in this location.

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Reviewed September 4, 2018

We did this at the end of our day and were exhausted but it was worth it. We had already walked about 4 miles at this point and it was extremely hot close to 100 degrees. But walking to the Rock and the cemetary give...More

2  Thank sconrad1961
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Thomas Jefferson loved this river overlook, and so will you. Short walk up from downtown Harper's Ferry.

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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Let me start by saying I love hiking and rocks. My wife gets mad at me because she cant pry me free of the rock shops when we are on the west coast or southwest US. This is not a hike, just a walk up...More

2  Thank Brandon H
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We hiked to Jefferson Rock after climbing the steps to visit St. Peter's Church. This turned out to be a good idea, as the church was air conditioned and broke the otherwise steep climb into two pieces. It was a hot and humid day, but...More

Thank Nprus
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Going from the lower town up the stone stairs to hike along the Appalachian Trail to Jefferson Rock on a hot/humid day is a slightly rough go, but if you take it slow and have some water with you, you will be fine. It is...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Very impressive rock formation on the Appalachian trail just above Harpers Ferry. The name of this landmark comes from Thomas Jefferson, who stood there on October 25, 1783. He found the view from the rock impressive and wrote about it, letting the world know of...More

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Sandi G
August 6, 2018|
Response from jehenson81 | Reviewed this property |
Should not be a problem. The rock is about .3 miles from the stairs from the lower town. It is not very far.
September 3, 2017|
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Response from SnowyShasta | Reviewed this property |
It is not at all long (less than a quarter mile) but it is steep with lots of stairs and inclines. Out of shape, I think most anyone could do it taking things slowly. Depending on your disability, though, I'm not sure. It is... More
Cindy S
November 5, 2016|
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Response from GallosTravels | Reviewed this property |
no charge, just a steep short hike!