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Got lost, and didn’t make it to the rock. Very rocky with tough stepping.

The hike was a real workout! the accents on either side were faily steep and very rocky. After so much rain it was fairly dry except for a few areas. the High Rock lookout was great!

Nice easy trail with my daughter, yet check yourself for ticks, I ended up picking about 30 off of me the whole trip.

It is not an easy trail. Every rocky , must be careful. We only went as far as the Washington monument

The uphill hike towards the beginning was very hard but worth it! Make sure to check out the Weaverton Cliffs on the way. Ed Garvy shelter is a decent size but there’s not much room to tent. but the Cranston shelter offers a lot of room to tent or hammock and little room in the shelter.

1st time there...amazing experience with the ponies. Very easy trails for casual 1/2 day hike.

scenic driving
4 months ago

What a unique place, so scenic and love the horses.

Great hike. Great views from Monument Knob. Check out visitor center at Washington Monument State Park.

5 months ago

I found Washington Monument, but the trail was hard to follow after that

I don’t think I’ll hike it again.

An ok walk but not to clear where to park to do which trail. It seems the school house trail and the devided trail run together to make the whole distance. Trail is also not marked very clearly. Had to use my phone GPS as to not get turned around but yet ended up still getting turned off trail from lack of trail markers.

Please be aware three is any entrance fee of$20 for a week. they also have annual passes.

A must do during the fall. Temperatures are pleasant, crowds have died down for the season, and wild horses provide visitors such a unique experience!

So far one of my favorite hikes! The hike starts in the park with a gradual ascent onto the ridge of the mountain. After hiking in a few miles you will see one of the AT trail shelters, there is a spring about 3/4 of a mile down a steep descent to its location from the shelter if you need water. Continuing on the main trail you will eventually descend down some steep switchbacks that eventually hit the easy stride of the C&O canal towpath right into the historic town of Harpers Ferry. A great way to spend most of your afternoon on the legendary AT.

this was an amazing hike. I loved the rock formations and the view we had was incredible and so peaceful. It was...breathtaking.

done that,no waterfalls.nice view,

Always love to visit this park when im here. The park is beautiful. Love seeing the wild horses too while walking the park. If your in town and enjoy the outdoors this is a must.

Best hikes on a weekday!!

More challenging than I expected. An amazing work out though..still feeling it hours later.

hiking
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Wind, rain, sand! Who had the dumb idea to hike the beach in the winter? Maybe some other time.

hiking
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Probably a better hike for fall. It was almost Christmas and we got caught in the cold blowing rain. It is too long for the punch. If we had seen the horses maybe I would have enjoyed it more.

hiking
Monday, December 19, 2016

I thought we would see some wild horses but it did not happen.

hiking
Monday, December 19, 2016

We only went to the picnic area and back. There were a lot of birds but not much else.

Ed Garvey shelter can be very crowded. Steep 0.5 mile descend to get to water source

walking
Sunday, December 04, 2016

Came here in December and it was very quiet. Only a few fishermen. Great walk along the beach. Temperature was good for a walk and no wind was blowing so we loved it. Clean beaches.

camping
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Absolutely love it there! I go every fall..

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Agree with the last comment here. This trail description is about the portion of AT south of I-70/Route 40, not north (not going to Annapolis Rock).

hiking
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Started this hike in Harpers Ferry, parked one car at a church parking lot near the ATC building, the other at Gathland State Park. It took us 4 hrs to complete this one-way 10-mile hike. The highlight of this hike was definitely Weverton Cliff. The 5.5-mile trail beyond Weverton Cliff was mostly flat along the ridge line. Highly recommended.

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Easy to find although parking is tight. Great steady trail with an incline out and gravity doing you favors on the way back. My 9 year old enjoyed it. The rocks feature great views from multiple vantage points. The "waterfall" reference is misleading. Spring from rocks that trickles across the ground. Nice and cool and lovely but falling, not so much...

Crowded but still a great hike

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