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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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Address: Harpers Ferry Center, 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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+1 304-535-6331

Very long hiking trail spanning over 2,100 miles and 14 states.

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Best thing to do in Harper's Ferry

Definitely the top thing you should be doing in Harper's Ferry if you are able. From Harper's Ferry, you are able to be in 3 different states in a matter of miles. We crossed... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2017
Troy, Ohio
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Troy, Ohio
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Definitely the top thing you should be doing in Harper's Ferry if you are able. From Harper's Ferry, you are able to be in 3 different states in a matter of miles. We crossed the bridge and were on the Maryland trail. We hiked past Jefferson Rock in West Virginia, which was impressive enough to see. Definitely something for the... More 

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Chambersburg, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

The Appalachian Trail at Harper's Ferry is a unique, concentrated blend of scenic and cultural goodness. In a short distance you can enjoy the natural history of the Potomac River as you cross the pedestrian bridge and the view from Jefferson Rock. In addition the trail passes thru sone key historical sites in and around the town. I am a... More 

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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016

Something for everyone, history on so many levels food, shopping, hiking, cliff climbing, even saw people fishing.

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Bristol, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2016

The trail and the AT headquarters are here in Harpers Ferry so it's a must stop at & do. Find out why the AT is so special to so many.

1 Thank Mark K
New York City, New York
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1,726 reviews
776 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 838 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016 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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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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