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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.

we had a great start. We made it to the Naval Battery overlook. But the day was well past and we were forced to turn around. Next time we will start early in the day and go to the top. Looking foreward to that day.

If you haven't hiked this before, you are missing out on one of the best trails in the world. Wide trail, spectacular views! Go there now!

Nice trail, good views of Potomac River. Garvey Shelter is nice. Good hike with a dog. Not overcrowded!

This was a nice trail. The beginning of the path and the path leading to the overlook had a few people on them. I could definitely see how the trail to the overlook and the overlook itself could become crowded on the weekends or during the warmer months. The first two miles or so are uphill with very little level spots, but once you get past that it is downhill from there. I recommend parking at the base of the trail off of Sandy Hook rd. There isn't much parking so I'd get there early in the morning. The view from the overlook is spectacular. There's a little bit of a view at the top of the main trail as well.

the views are worth the climb!

Amazing the climb the views just amazing

One of the the top five day hikes in Maryland. Views are amazing! Only downside, during peak hiking days the main overlook trail can get very crowded.

Awesome view of historic Harper's Ferry, WV and the surrounding area