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Karen Westray
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Hiking

Not sure why my hike today wound up on this one. This is mislabeled as having a scenic view at 4.3 miles. If you want a view continue past and to the right of the turn to David Lesser shelter then follow the blue blazes bout a quarter mile. Hike down to the end of the boulder area for the view. Stop by the shelter coming or going for a nice rest stop.

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Michele Magruder
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Hiking

Great trail, definitely recommend. Part of the blue trail was closed, so we did the orange trail to Split Rock. Wasn’t too busy on a Sat, so good for still following social distancing. The park’s parking lots filled up by about 8:45am but the Quality Inn on Union st will let you park there for $10. Almost all of the trail is under shade, view is gorgeous. First 1-1.5 miles were the hardest part, some steep parts - our dog handled it well but would be tough for littler dogs or small kids.

Wahab Jilani
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Hiking

Stunning overlook! Starts with a steep incline and doesn’t really stop going up, so be sure to take breaks and bring water. Plenty shaded and well marked. We did the Maryland Heights Trail (green and red) down and back. Not too crowded today, and most people wore masks. Park at the Railway Station in Lower Town-it was full by the time we got there at 12:30 but we got lucky and saw someone leaving.

Krystal W
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Hiking

We hiked this starting from the river access parking lot because the visitor center parking lot is still closed. The lot was full around 8am. Can confirm the bridge is open. Good hike- nice mix of history and a view. The stone loop portion starts out pretty steep but then levels out.

Bridget McCarthy
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HikingRocky

This hike was challenging with the incline being as much as 33% but it was totally worth it. The history of the trail and the access to the historic Stone Fort of the Civil war was very cool to see and learn about. Also the overlook gave an amazing view of the town of Harpers Ferry.

Leslie Welsh
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Hiking

Hiked this today. Footbridge is reopened. We parked at the train station and started there. I’m not gonna lie to you - it was in the 90s and humid and we STRUGGLED. Under those conditions, we took lots of breaks and drank lots of water. The view over Harpers Ferry is stunning. It got a bit crowded at the top so we put on our masks and bounced. Not many in masks. Saw a little deer. We only did to the view and back which was pretty good.

Jim Keahey
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Hiking

Bridge now open

Dilshan Weerakoon
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HikingRocky

Steep climb at the beginning and moderate climb near the viewpoint gives a good workout. Takes about 2-2.5hrs to complete the trail. There are couple of view points. Generally this trail is not as crowded as Maryland heights trail across the river.

Joe Zwick
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HikingRocky

great trail with excellent views of the Shenandoah from elevation. There are some narrow rocky passages with a steep incline. Saw several deer, a rabbit, and lots of squirrels.

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Kam P.
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Hiking

There are lot of nice Scenic views right off the trail... Many branch offs to see the sights

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Peter Uhlir
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Hiking

The pedestrian walkbridge opened this morning. July 4th. From the train statiok parkinh lot, this hike is 6.6 miles. To my suprise, upper Maryland heights trail was not as overgrown as I thought it would be. I saw a lot of deer, and not too many people. The parking lots on Sandy Hook road are still barricaded. Don't bother going over there, unless you want to hike a mile from a 10 dollar parking lot at someones house, or walk an extra 3 miles or so on the towpath at Sandy Hook.

Kathleen Usary
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Derek Wilson
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Hiking

Loudoun heights is a great hike for dogs with just a few strenuous stretches. the lookouts are gorgeous! get here early to park!!

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Layla Howell
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Hiking
Marshall G.
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Hiking

Do this hike: This is the best hike we have been on in Harpers Ferry so far. We have done quite a few in the area and this hike is beautiful, challenging, and with a sweet reward at the end (the view). Since there is very limited parking this trail has few people on it. The birds were wonderful and the forest was beautifully dense with flowers, berries, pawpaws starting to grow (its a miracle fruit - look it up), and more. This view is the best I’ve seen so far in this area. Parking: The parking lots is tiny! You need to get here early (before 9am) to think about getting a spot or you are out of luck. You may get lucky but there are people waiting to snag a spot too. We found parking a long the main road back on the other side of the bridge kind of near the trail head but we DO NOT recommend. It is not comfortable to walk along the road there. Better to just wake up early and go.

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Shannon Cash
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HikingClosedFee

Complete crap for parking, everywhere was no parking. Pay to park or risk getting towed. Pedestrian bridge from Harpers Ferry is closed for construction. If you risk the tow, walking along a very narrow road with no shoulder to get to a C&O entrance. Plan to walk at least 2mi before trailhead if you want to hike this trail.

Mike Baum
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Running

A few big logs to get over little patches of mud and a few spots of very rocky terrain. Not a bad run but be careful.

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Kevin Dezagottis
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R2 Bravo
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Hiking

Nice met a walk. Very sunny and should be done in the evening or cloudy day. Interesting from a historical perspective but it is pretty exposed and a bit of a simple walk. We saw two deer which made it a little extra special.

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Esther F.
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Great hike! Gets your heart pumping and tires you out. Rewarding views in a quiet, shaded area are well worth it! We went on a Sunday and had to wait a bit until a spot freed up in the tiny lot. There's additional parking in the area but most of it was blocked off due to Covid19. Waiting wasn't terrible though, and the hike was really enjoyable with amazing views at the end even if there were a lot of spider webs you had to walk through!

Randee Deener
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Hiking

DON’T GET TOWED OR FINED, PLAY IT SAFE AND PARK WITH ME. Hello, my name is Randee. I live on Sandy Hook Road and offer $20 all day parking and $30 over night parking on my property. I am usually outside Saturday and Sunday from about 9am-5pm, just follow the yellow parking signs through town! Incase you want to come during the week or if im not outside, you can call or text me at 2403970815, I can come out and drop the gate for you. DON’T GET TOWED OR FINED, PLAY IT SAFE AND PARK WITH ME. From my parking lot you will have easy access to the MD Heights trail as well as the C&O Canal, canal trail and the river to go swimming. Due to covid19 all legal parking with access to Maryland Heights has been barricaded. There is no other safe place to park.

Ashley Saffold
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Marvin Flores
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HikingClosed

muy buen sendero de montaña mucha vida salvaje muy bonito el mirador se encuentra en la última etapa Del camino

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