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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

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Harpers Ferry Center, 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6331
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Great Visit

Wonderful place to visit. Lots of things to see and do. Nice hikes and we saw a train going... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ellen D
Broadway, Virginia
Beautiful national trail.

We walked many sections of Appalachian Trail in several states and majority of areas -if not all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Jersey
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Very long hiking trail spanning over 2,100 miles and 14 states.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“day hike” (3 reviews)
Harpers Ferry Center, 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
+1 304-535-6331
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit. Lots of things to see and do. Nice hikes and we saw a train going through while we were there. Food is good.

Thank Ellen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked many sections of Appalachian Trail in several states and majority of areas -if not all - are truly beautiful. In Harpers Ferry the Appalachian trail visits the town and for the long distance hikers it is a customary stop for rest, supplies and...More

1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wife and I have been on 10 different parts of this famous trail. Each section is different and unique, as is this section with great views of the Shenandoah River.

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 7 August 2017

You have a couple of options for hiking, including simply hiking the 1.6 miles from the park entrance to the town. From there the town is quite quaint and has a nice variety of stores. The hiking starts across a bridge the overlooks the water...More

Thank traveler_dac
Reviewed 4 July 2017

It's a really interesting place to go into, and you meet all kinds of people from pretty much all over. If you are planning on hiking the Appalachian trail, or even parts of it, you should stop by here.

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Historic Downtown -Great place to visit. Town is clean and people are friendly. Just watch out- there is little to no parking. There is also a few pay parking areas that are not marked well and you have to watch you don't get a 50...More

Thank Jannette i
Reviewed 2 June 2017

My husband & I were visiting Harper's Ferry and while walking about, we did some walking on the Appalachian Trail. Not much but hey, now we can say we hiked it, right! The whole area is very beautiful.

1  Thank MstqMI
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This area has special meaning for me as it marks the end of the Lewis and Clark Trail - As someone who grew up in Vancouver, Washington where the Lewis and Clark trail ends at Fort Vancouver. It is interesting to see the history of...More

Thank HappycuriousWanderer
Reviewed 5 March 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...More

1  Thank RunningEsme
Reviewed 20 February 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...More

10  Thank Gary B
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23 June 2017|
Response from RunningEsme | Reviewed this property |
We spent one day in Harper's Ferry last year. The morning and early afternoon was for hiking and the afternoon was for seeing the historical sites. My brother did not think that was enough time to see the sites, but it was... More
25 May 2016|
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Response from afcop21 | Reviewed this property |
I don't live to far from Harpers Ferry so I either drive or ride my bike to the town. If you are riding you can park at the Brunswick, MD train station, about 7 miles away and ride north to Harpers Ferry. Harpers Ferry... More
john m
2 July 2015|
Response from James V | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But you might need a permit. contact the smokey mountian application websites.