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Best trails in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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Looking for a great trail in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, West Virginia? AllTrails has 20 great hiking trails, running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 14 moderate trails in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ranging from 1.2 to 50.9 miles and from 272 to 1,512 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
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.
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Map of trails in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Top trails (20)
#1 - Maryland Heights Loop
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
The parking lot for this trail is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. NOTE: Footbridge used to cross the Potomac River is closed indefinitelyShow more
#2 - Loudoun Heights Trail to Split Rock
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m
NOTE: It has been reported that the parking lot is CLOSED due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. This high ground was occupied by Confederate general John George WShow more
#3 - Appalachian Trail: Weverton to Gathland State Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Length: 18.7 mi • Est. 9 h
Appalachian Trail: Weverton to Gathland State Park is a 18.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. TheShow more
#4 - Appalachian Trail: Keys Gap to Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Length: 13.9 mi • Est. 7 h 9 m
Appalachian Trail: Keys Gap to Harpers Ferry is a 13.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trailShow more
#5 - Murphy-Chambers Farm Loop Trail
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
This trail in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will take you on a history journey through the foot steps of the past. In 1894, Washington, D.C. journalist Kate Field, who had a keen interest inShow more
#6 - Harper's Ferry Apalachian Trail Loop
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 52 m
Harper's Ferry Apalachian Trail Loop is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbShow more
#7 - Visitor Center to Maryland Heights Loop
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 5 h 1 m
Visitor Center to Maryland Heights Loop is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a Show more
#8 - Visitor Center to Split Rock to Lower Town Loop
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 4 h 58 m
Visitor Center to Split Rock to Lower Town Loop is a 9.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia that features a river and is rated as difficult. The Show more
#9 - Harpers Ferry Lower Town Trail Loop
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
This trail loop takes you on a history tour of Harpers Ferry Lower Town. The history of Harpers Ferry has few parallels in the American drama. It is more than one event, one date, or one individual. Show more
#10 - Harpers Ferry to Weverton Trail
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 4 h 47 m
This hike begins at small parking lot within the Harpers Ferry National Park, and immediately goes up a rocky hill to Jefferson Rock that provides an overlook of Harpers Ferry. Then the trail descenShow more
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