dogs on leash
A visit to this quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, is like stepping into the past. Stroll the picturesque streets, visit exhibits and museums, or hike our trails and battlefields. There's a wide variety of experiences for visitors of all ages, so come and discover Harpers Ferry.
Great fun. We did the Stone Fort trail which is steep at first but once you reach the top it's smooth sailing. You do have to go down and back up for the overlook but it's worth it! Lots of fun but don't forget to add the distance from where you park to the trail head. We parked 1.5 miles away from the trail head on the other side of Harpers Ferry.
This is a nice trail that is mainly a small incline with rolling fields. Plenty of Civil War historical facts to look at, and learn about. Took both dogs and only saw two other hikers. I would imagine it is busy in nice weather
Steep!! This trail is straight up and down. The only downside is the trail isn't clearly marked at the end of the blue trail. If you look right then you see a wood plank with 2 red marks, then left you see a plank with 1 red mark. One is going to lead you out of the trail, and the other is going to lead to the scenic over look which is in and out. They also don't have a sign for this. Looking at your phone for a map is not a good idea, it appears that the trail as a way down from the overlook it doesn't, you have to turn around and go back up a steep hill, this was frustrating.
Overall a great hike, strenuous and steep but great views from the top! Parking was fine at the trail head but was filled when we left. we arrived around noon and the trail had quite a few people, but not too crazy except at the view points. I will probably try to make an effort to get on the trail earlier. Great history, awesome fort and wall structures.