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on Green Ash Trail

5 days ago

Nice trail....very enjoyable.

If you go late summer, hot, but tons of berries to pick. Print out the info from MoCo, great talking points with kids down the trail. Done this twice with 4 kids.

Juno the Golden Retriever loved the trail. Nice ups and downs, nothing too strenuous and for kids (and kids at heart) there is a Gold Mine to see from the outside. if you are hiking with little folk, turn left at the loop, the gold mine is closer that way.

we did the whole loop. Beautiful Forrest and ridges.

19 days ago

Started out of the parking lot on the wrong trail. There are quite a few unmarked trails and roads but I generally stayed on the ridge for the first half of my hike then picked up the trail in the recording for the second half. Hiked 5.2 miles on a windy day after a big nor'easter. I was surprised to find very few blowdowns.

great loop trail...great workout

1 month ago

GPS lost signal and ended up doing a crazy long hike here hahaha

1 month ago

I nice walk. We take the grandson and our Golden Retriever as often as possible. The side trails are nice as well if you don't have small children with you.
Question - description above says the trail is 1.25 miles long but the out and back is 3.4 miles. I am an old guy and probably just don't understand new math but this just doesn't add up?? Does anyone know how long the trail is??

2 months ago

****WARNING**** During winter months, the park’s traffic gates close at 4:00pm. If you intend to stay in the park past 4:00pm, please park your car in the small parking lot just outside the gates, or risk your car being locked in for the night.

A nice walking trail if you want to get out for a stroll

Hiked this one as a 7 mile trek. Part of the trail follows the river. It's not a difficult trail, but maybe a bit harder than moderate. End your hike with a beer and burger at the Woodstock Inn.

Hiked this trail as a 6-mile loop by starting with the ridge trail right away, returning on the trail close to the river bank, taking the trail under the power line as the connecting trail of the first two.

I agree with others’ comments about the difficulty level. Between moderate and hard, I think the trail should be rated as moderate.

Nice walk. Got easily turned around after the spring. Everything seemed well marked to me until that point. It was easy enough to get back on track with GPS.

Great ride in my Jeep JK. Love the views and woods.

wonderfully diverse. nicely challenging. beautiful scenery. watch out for horse dropping

Great ride in a 4x4

Easy track, saw lots of birds including a blue heron and various woodpeckers. Peaceful walk on the river

road biking
3 months ago

It was a nice trail with history and fall colors. Worth a stop.

4 months ago

Great Hike. Also, check out the nature center.

Pleasant stroll.

4 months ago

Beautiful trail not too many people!! I was able to let my dog off leash to run around. I’m somebody who gets scared of animals but I did not see any on the trail though. Before walking into the trail there was a sign of snakes and black bears so I got nervous but I felt very safe hiking alone with my dog!

Parking can be found at the railroad crossing, Hike across the bridge and make a left on closed paved road. Shortly on left is a white marked trail. I think called crossover trail. This will bring you to the start. Trail makes turns that are poorly marked. I was talking and took the obvious trail and got lost 3 times :) glad I had my GPS. Trail is pretty easy overall.

This trail is great! I would not classify this as a ‘hard’ trail, although there are certainly challenging stretches of the hike. I would give this trail a 5/5 but the lack of signage makes it somewhat difficult to navigate. If you’re experienced, you’ll have no problem following the trail. For entry-level hikers, there may be more difficulty. I would love to see the trail markers repainted, a trail head that outlines the various trails in this area, and some interesting information on the local vegetation/wild life. Overall, a great trail. I stopped to enjoy several sites along the trail, but moved steadily throughout; it took me 2.5 hours to complete. I hope this is useful, enjoy!

When I come here I hike a combination of the Hashawa loop trail and the Union Mills trail. It is challenging if you try to make it that way. I usually do a 7 mile loop while carrying my heaviest backpack then try to get under 2 hours. It is also great for a moderate leisurely hike. I rarely see anyone on the trail. Go get after it!

It was great hike. Saw a few deer and some ducks. Also, I saw some ruins (think fireplace).

If you are a First Time hiker I would recommend you stay on the north-side of Route 40. The trail on that side are nice and easy with only ups and downs. I would go the direction of the Peaceful Pond Trail first then head DOWN the Old Ranger BLUE trail and around the large BLUE loop of the Ole Ranger trail back to the Park gate parking lot by the playground. The trails on the South-side of Route 40 are very rocky with heavy terrain and lots of roots. I recommend hiking boot and trekking pole when hiking this side. The River Ridge trail off the campground road is a rock hop all the way down to the tracks. When you get to the tracks turn left and go towards the Union Dam train tunnel. The trail to the right of the tunnel takes you to the stream and will lead you to the Union Dam trail at the viewing platform. This trail will lead you back to the parking lot.

very busy trail at times ...

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.

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