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Maryland Heights

Harpers Ferry, WV

scenic overlook, civil war fortifications, moderate to strenuous climb

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North Fork Mountain Trail
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7 Completed 2 Reviews

We hiked this trail from South to North. I consider this a medium to difficult trail with a few steep ascents and a brutal descent at the end. You will want to carry some water. The only water to be found is a spring at the mid point. If you don't want to try to scoop water out of the deep, leaf filled box, go down the hill about 40 ft. and get water from the pipe sticking out from the hill side. The water was running fast and cold on this trip. The camp site at the mid point is awful. It is along the side of a road that gets some traffic from the local bear hunters with their dogs and others going to the top of the hill to leave there beer cans and bottles behind. You can avoid this site by filling up on water at the spring then getting back on the trail for about another .5 to .75 of a mile to a small site on the left. It is big enough for a small tent and a few hammocks. The views make it well worth the trip.

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Two Run to Stone Trough Trail Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail was awesome! We too went after a rain and it was treacherous, but so much fun. We all came back covered in mud. I highly recommend it. The trough all the way at the top was cool, as was walking the ridge line, then coming back down was slick, but watching every person fall was a blast.

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Raven Rock Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Dolly Sods Wilderness
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Allegheny Trail
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33 Completed 8 Reviews

I've hiked thirteen miles of this trail in Greenbrier County, WV. Some of it is beautiful, but it is marred by, by far, the most litter I've ever seen on a hiking trail. I picked up a number of bottles, cans, bags and wrappers over the course of my day's hike, cramming my pockets full until I no longer had any room. It's a shame that so many people have abused such a wonderful natural resource. Crossing the mountain top was mostly a straight walk, their were switchbacks on my way up and my way down again. There aren't very many areas where the trail allows views of the valley below, but what I did see was beautiful. It's a shame that my main memory of this hike is all the litter.

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Weverton Cliff
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Neat at the top. Incline isn't terrible. I havent hiked in about 7 years and did this fairly easily. wouldn't take a child younger than 5.

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Cabin Loop Trail
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639 Completed 630 Reviews

This pleasant little leg stretcher is behind the cabin area. It is a nice walk for cabin guests or one way to get to Laurel or Ziler Trails. For such a short trail, it offers a wide variety of vegetation including mixed oaks, maples, pines,mountain laurel, blueberry and flowering dogwood. There are no waterfalls, magnificent overlooks or scenic wonders but I gave it a 4 because it made me happy. If you think less of it, please forgive my enthusiasm.

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North Bend Rail-Trail
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10 Completed 10 Reviews

I have hike short bits of this trail several times and find it to be very nice. The tunnels are neat and fun to go through. Also biked on it once as well.

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Central Trail Cacapon Resort State Park
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639 Completed 630 Reviews

You can bail out and use park roads to shorten the distance. Or get picked up. Park employees are freiindly and eager to help. Points of interest are Bear Den Rocks and a nearby crag that overlooks the broad valley between Cacapon and Sleepy Creek mountains. The trail crosses the east side of Cacapon Mountain, the north and middle forks of Indian Run and passes through mixed hardwoods, pines, blueberry bushes and various flowering plants.

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Laurel Trail
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639 Completed 630 Reviews

A nice hardwood forest trail with sandstone outcroppings and boulders from which wildlife may be observed. Many flowering shrubs and wildflowers in season, but I missed all that in the cold weather. A crag overlooks Sleepy Creek Valley.

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