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Maryland Heights
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Short, good workout, views worth it

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Loudoun Heights Trail
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12 Completed 11 Reviews

Parked at the 'River Access' lot (Note, it's not free--the park service will find you!) where 340 crosses the Shenadoah (take immediate right after bridge, then another immediate right into the lot.)
Backtracked along the AT--a challenging climb because of the rapid elevation change and rock/root surfaces-- to the orange-blazed Loundon Heights Trail. The trail is nice and nicely marked, and a nice, beautiful view of Harpers Ferry is your reward. Nice cool breeze on a hot day.

Then, I made the mistake of taking the old AT route down from Loudon Heights to 340. Big mistake- the trail at first looks like it's heavily traveled (though officially closed) but by the end, I was bushwhacking to get out of there, covered in spiderwebs and cuts, and rewarded with a walk along 340 shoulder with traffic whizzing by....Dont' be foolish like I was! Take the Orange Blazes back to the regular AT (or there is a blue blazed return option about half-way back to the AT).

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The Sunrise Carriage Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Maryland Heights
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

This trail can really test your determination and stamina going up fairly steep inclines but the view at the overlook is worth every minute of it. The trail itself is fairly short, mileage wise, but the uphills are intense and may present a challenge for inexperienced hikers. BE PREPARED. Bring lots of water and take your time. There is no need to race to the top. The scenery will still be there when you arrive.
There is a very small parking area right near the trailhead but Harper's Ferry is a popular place so don't depend on getting a spot there. You can park in town and cross the river on the railroad bridge or, we parked a little ways down the road and added 4 miles out and 4 miles back of flat hiking along the river on the canal path. Compared to the up and down hills, the flat parts were very easy, just give yourself a few extra hours to get to and from your vehicle.
We did not tack on the extra stone fort loop but look forward to checking it out in the future!

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Arrowhead Trails
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Fabulous! Rode Clovis and Adena today. Perfect weather. Great company. Trails were phenomenal! Best I've seen. Can't wait to get back here!

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Dolly Sods Wilderness
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

While it's true that several of the trails (Bear Rocks, Dobbin's Grade) end up being more like creeks with any bit of rain, I find Dolly Sods to be a fantastic place to hike. It's a great change from the typical lower elevation, mid-west forest trails that I usually hike on. There are great open air views separated by pine forests. The aforementioned Dobbin's Grade does have a swamp for about the last 3rd of it's length (going east), but if you don't mind taking it slow and easy you can get through it mostly dry. The trails on the south side of the sods are much rockier, reminding me of portions of the AT in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

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Loudoun Heights Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

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Long Point Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice trail beautiful view at the end

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Lost Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Pretty snazzy trail, lots of other trails branching off from this one. Plan on taking a bike next trip..

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