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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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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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A beautiful section

There are many beautiful sections of the Appalachian trail along it's 2100 miles. This section, particularly the bridge over the river, is one of the absolute... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
robcurtross
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There are many beautiful sections of the Appalachian trail along it's 2100 miles. This section, particularly the bridge over the river, is one of the absolute highlights. Jefferson considered it worth crossing the Atlantic to enjoy this view, and for many folks it's the only section of the Appalachian Trail that they will ever walk. That's a shame.

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Logan, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Harper's Ferry is a delightful place to stroll, walk, or hike. Many of the buildings have been restored or preserved and the surrounding landscape is beautiful.

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Tavares, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

If you want to see the roots of our American history this is a place to visit. It has a lot to offer families with children and makes our early history come to life. The park is full of spots that tell the story of the tumultuous times of our nations beginnings. Lots to see and read. If you just... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We were in Harper's Ferry to see the history relating to the civil war, John Brown and to hike a bit of the Appalachian trail. There is a very short hike to Jefferson Rock where Thomas Jefferson once stood. We went to the trail center and got a map on a few trails. For a short hike with a fantastic... More 

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Kokkari, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

great trail very Rocky and rustic wonderful views Tenn area Do not take a questionable car up or down the mountain! the drive is a Thrill ride of its own!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you ever visit Harper's Ferry and are interested in the Appalachian Trail, this is a must stop in and say "hello". Not only are the people there very friendly they are a world of information on hiking the trail. They have pictures of the thru hikers, trail maps, and any facts and tips you might want to know

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Acworth, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

After speaking with the staff at the AMC center we chose to go south out of town for a day hike to Keys Gap and back. Nice elevation change to Louden heights, good civil war earthworks on both sides at the top, relatively easy to the gap. Having hiked many sections of the AT we thoroughly enjoyed this day in... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We are by no means hikers or campers but if hiking the Appalachian Trail is on your Bucket List then doing it in Harper's Ferry WV is the place. The trail runs right through the town and you can see some interesting things.It is pretty neat that you can be in three states within a matter of minutes. You get... More 

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Now that there are hiking the trail movies and one in production about the War being filmed there will be a million people disrespecting the AT here too. So much for preservation of the good stuff. Finding your innerself? Really?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

PenMar to Harpers Ferry is a great and fairly easy way to experience part of the great AT. Stayed in Harpers Ferry at The Town's Inn and paid to be shuttled when we chose on a Wednesday. Had just enough challenge with rocks, climbs and mud (rained 3 days in a row). Stayed in a shelter one night and a... More 

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