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Maryland Heights

Harpers Ferry, WV

scenic overlook, civil war fortifications, moderate to strenuous climb

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Falls Trail
by Carl VonCrist

8 Completed 0 Reviews

Nice hike for the whole family. The trail can be rough in places and muddy in others.

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Cacapon State Park, Ziller Loop Trail
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607 Completed 606 Reviews

This is the shorter option of an incredible trail. Mostly pine and oak but there are several other species and even blueberries although it was too late in the year for fruit. This is a rugged trail so be ready for a workout.

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Ziler Trail
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607 Completed 606 Reviews

This trail is rugged and steep in places. Start at the boat dock entrance and climb to the top of Cacapon Mountain. In pioneer days it connected some small villages. You can bail in as little as 5 miles or continue for a total of 10 or 12. Most of the trail is well maintained and clearly marked but do not confuse that with easy. It is a long hard day.

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Cacapon Resort State Park
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607 Completed 606 Reviews

Nice park and nice staff. Choose from hiking, biking, horseback, golf, dining and much more. Some of the trails are loop and some are out and back. All are well maintained. Be sure to stay on marked trails because there are hidden cliff edges.

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Piney Ridge Trail
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607 Completed 606 Reviews

We got there about a week or two early for foliage. There was a lot of yellow around but not much more. Although there is a little up and down on the trail, it is gentle. Mostly pine and oak, although I did see a few other trees. The trail is very well maintained.

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Mill Mountain Trail
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76 Completed 30 Reviews

Go during the week for no people :)

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Maryland Heights
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19 Completed 4 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.

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Coopers Rock State Forest
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trails and beautiful scenery here!!

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Cacapon State Park, Ziller Loop Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

This trail was gorgeous and was enough of a challenge to keep it interesting outside of the scenery. There are several good vantage points for views into/across the valley below, although I think that even the "views" opposed to the "winter views" marked on the map would be more significant after the leaves have fallen. I took Cecelia's advice and went counter clockwise on this loop, and appreciated the steeper ascent and more gradual descent. The blazes are sometimes far and few between, but the trail is well maintained and obvious (at least in early September...not sure how it would be after a fresh snowfall). There were quite a few blueberry bushes, some Mountain Laurel as the altitude increased, a few pines and alot of oaks (look out for dropping acorns!) We parked at the pond/lake fed by the North Fork Indian Run and started at the dam. I'm really excited to go back at various times of the year!

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Endless Wall
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I've never seen so much nigger flowers and niggers faggot wAlls of beautiful scenery of big ass nigger walls

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