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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.
This tranquil scenic area was the site of a munitions factory during the Civil War. If you have the opportunity to take a guided hike with a park volunteer, do it. If not, enjoy the lush greenery and the views of the river. A nice hike for a muggy summer day.
I did the small portion just to check the overlook. It was during the summer but the weather wasn't cold. The distance of the hike was perfect not too long and neither short. The hike is totally worth it because when you get to the overlook you have this gorgeous view of three states in Harper's ferry. The only problem is that when you get to overlook there are these small bugs who wouldn't leave you alone
The overlook itself was pretty crowded, but incredible view. Very much worth dealing with the amount of people. The hike was challenging but rewarding once you get to the top. Parking was hard to get to but if you park in the Harpers Ferry visitor center you can take the bus into the town and walk across the river and start the trail.
This trail was pretty. However, it's getting two stars from
me because of the sheer MASS of people. It was extremely overcrowded which made for an unenjoyable hike for someone who enjoys the peacefulness of the woods. The trail is a straight incline most of the way which is strenuous, however the terrain is pretty packed down and the path is wide. A few rocky spots but nothing too major. The hike was a lot of work for a view that was just pretty and in my opinion, not worth it. However, there weren't many options as far as trails go in Harper's Ferry and this one is clearly the best of the bunch.