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After doing a loop to reach the overlook to Harpers Ferry, we decided to drive to the Weverton Cliffs (9 mins) and do a short hike. It was continuously uphill but it was quite easy. There are so many leaves on the pathway during fall that you can easily slip. The cliffs are really nice and worth the trip if you have extra time after finishing a hike nearby.

We did the stone fort trail and it was a steady uphill for a while but it was quite easy after. The overlook to Harpers Ferry was very pretty. I enjoyed it more than I expected mainly because there was barely anyone around the trail at that time. There were quite a few people starting the hike as we were ending ours. So come early if you want to avoid crowds and get a parking space close to the trailhead.

Nice hike a lot of up and down. Extended additional distance at the end. Would like to come back and complete the top trail.

It is a good trail. I am definitely going back. Like the previous review, the directions are not helpful. They mention going to The Huntington Museum of Art and it is perfect advice. There is even a trail map. Otherwise, it was a great walk and very beautiful in fall.

10 days ago

I'm confused. is this trail really only 1.9 miles because, by the reviews it sounds much longer.

11 days ago

I fully agree with what is said on this trail description; I did it hiking and it is also a very enjoyable experience. The scenery is beautiful, and yes, the wooden bridges and some remains of the tracks add to the scenery. One can imagine how it looked like a century ago!

A great hike in the fall. The views open a lot and it's not to cold nor to hard for the entire family to do

Great series of trails to get out in the woods. I look forward to visiting again to explore some more of the many many trails that loop back on each other, are clearly marked, and are at worst moderate in difficulty. I recommend saving a PDF of the trail map to your phone from the website because there were no paper copies available when my son and I went. Probably not a bad idea to wear some bright colors during hunting season - we ran into a number of hunters while out on the trails. Overall, it's a great park with a lot of amenities if you want to make a weekend of camping with the family I recommend it. #OptOutside

Great trail. Nice views. Try taking the Orange blaze back to the white for a changeup

Great trail, very steep in parts but a great workout. The view is phenomenal at the top around the old fort. Then on the rock the view gets even better.

17 days ago

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.

Beautiful but flat hike along the river for most of the time. The steep, invigorating hike up to Weverton cliff was great and the view was awesome.

Moderately strenuous hike. Awesome view at the big Overlook. Prepare for the weather and wind if going in the Fall. Temp dropped 25° on the way down.

Beautiful and not for children.

Great trail to walk or run in Charleston. Beautiful scenery and very well maintained.

20 days ago

Well marked and traveled loop trail in Beech Fork State park. Good amount of yellow reflectors or painted dots on the trees. Saw quite a few small deer. Nice views of the lakes from the top as well as while walking alongside them. May not get much of a view during the summer. We hiked in November after most of the leaves had fallen. Took our dog and he loved every second of it. Good amount of up and down and felt like a moderate workout.

22 days ago