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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.

Have done this trail twice, love the view at the top! Best quick trail to take out of town guest who want a little more than the normal tourist stops. Finding parking is the hardest part.

hiking
1 day ago

We didn't do the whole loop. We hiked to the overlook and back. There are two parking areas that have room for 8 cars each near the trail head on the Maryland side. We got there about 8am, and there was just two other cars there.

It's a really nice hike, especially if you beat the rush of people. The trail is nice and wide, but not too wide. It's got a pretty good grade for the first .8 mile. You go down hill again to get out the overlook. The overlook has some awesome fews.

It's definitely a nice hike. Just be warned it can get crowded. When we hiking down it looked like a school field trip was hiking up. So try doing it early or during the week if you want solitude.

Not my favorite -- terrible bugs. But the overlook is still really neat so I think if you are in the area, it is worth a trek!

hiking
12 days ago

Fun trail, steep inclines offer great exercise and the panoramic view of Harpers Ferry from the outlook was awesome!

pretty easy, fairly scenic. not as much foot traffic as some of the others nearby

The overlooks are amazing.

good hill for 2 miles,Nice view at the top,u can see the harpers ferry beneath.And the kayaker s and tubers,