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scenic overlook, civil war fortifications, moderate to strenuous climb

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Michael Grove (213)

19 Completed3 Reviews


Halim Salim (106)

5 Completed5 Reviews

Went during the Memorial Day Weekend and thought it would be packed. Thankfully we arrived early in the morning and enjoyed a great hike. The trails are well kept and maintained. Beautiful views from the Overlook Cliff of the town. Would definitely go back again since it's only an hour+ away from DC.

Stephanie Pruett (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Zach Cohoon (503)

4 Completed1 Reviews

This is one of my Favorite trails to do. You will definitely get the heart rate up on this one. The view overlooking Harpers Ferry is magnificent. Very steep inclines. Trail is well maintained.

Gerard Smith (236)

20 Completed4 Reviews

I hike mostly in the Western US, so did not think this hike would faze me. WRONG! There were steep parts that were definitely thigh burners. The history and the great views over the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers made it worthwhile. Not many people on the trail on an early October 2014 weekday.

Theresa Schrider (434)

14 Completed7 Reviews

This is a VERY steep hike. Was surprised on how difficult it was at some parts since it was very consistently up hill. But breathtaking views along the whole trail and getting to the overlook is worth it all.

Ricky Monica (123)

4 Completed2 Reviews

Great hike for the earth cache at the lookout

Joseph Siedel (541)

7 Completed2 Reviews

Sunday July, 29th, 2012 I proposed to my now wife Vickie on the balcony at the laurel lodge in Harpers Ferry WV i was originally going to propose at the top of the overlook trail but after thinking things over i decided it was more romantic at the laurel lodge. Regardless the overlook trail is a great hike and we will always will remember Harpers ferry and the Maryland height trail as a Special time in our lives

S Adamson (83)

18 Completed3 Reviews

I have done the shorter hike directly to the Harpers Ferry overlook as well as the longer hike to the top of Maryland Heights and down to the overlook. It is a challenging uphill hike, but the remnants of the Civil War fortifications and the view from the overlook make it worthwhile. There is also a nice view eastward from the top of Maryland Heights of the Potomac as it meanders through the country side. A "must do" hike for any serious hikers in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Jenn Majeski (171)

6 Completed3 Reviews

Done the shorter route several times and absolutely love it! Done longer route once and wasn't impressed - not marked/maintained well in several places, and no where near as scenic. Decent for history lovers, but do your research before hiking because many of the informational signs are damaged to the point of being difficult to read.