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great hike. parking can be tough to find, especially on the weekend, but is free at the base. for a guarenteed parking spot, you can pay to ride the bus, from the visitor center to harpers ferry. make sure to bring snacks and water. the view is amazing!
It was great at first, but then that was it. I was just expecting more of a workout and something longe, other then that, it was good. About 3/4 in there's a rock formation off to the left (not on the trail) but if you make the effort to hike on top of the rocks, there's a pretty good view.
The loop as shown is great, but you should also follow the zig zag trail down to the overlook. That is the first part of the trail shown in black, and the little stem. If you want to get down to Sandy Hook, good luck. The trail shown on AllTrails that goes along the the side of the mountain and drops down into Sandy Hook does not appear to exist anymore. I took a group out recently and we specifically looked for it, and we could not find it. That trail is not shown on the NPS maps, so we suspect it was closed years ago.