Weverton Cliffs

EASY 36 reviews
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Weverton Cliffs is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Knoxville, Maryland that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
564 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

Easy trail. Switchbacks and sometimes a little steep. Make sure to bring water and a little snack to enjoy at the top while you sit back and enjoy the view. Going back is easier as it’s pretty much all down hill. Just be sure to wear some good hiking boots or a shoe with good traction as there is a lot of rocks on the trail. We also recommend this trail for some trail running. Best to go on a weekday to avoid crowds.

14 days ago

Definitely not easy. I would rate this trail as moderate due to the pretty steady incline up.

Great trail with a beautiful and spacious overlook- even on “busy” days. Besides the heat and humidity today, my son and I really enjoyed this trail!

hiking
15 days ago

Not necessarily "easy". Saw a couple of copperheads. Biggest complaint were the other hikers leaving behind their trash. Beautiful view.

hiking
17 days ago

Rocky in some spots, relatively easy trail. Heavily trafficked and narrow. Beautiful view. Remember trail etiquette. Don't lounge on the rocks at the view with your group.

21 days ago

Great trail and I’m sure wonderful view but I would not rate this as an easy hike. I count “easy” as something you could take a toddler on and or a pregnant woman could do. (We had both) We tried it out, but lots of rocks and fairly steep. Coming back after baby is born.

25 days ago

There is free parking across the street which is amazing if you just want to check these cliffs out. The trail can be very muddy after a good rain, however, a lot of it is just rocks. Easy climb to the top and easy to get out to the furthest rock to see the view!

29 days ago

The beginning uphill was a little rough but the view is totally worth it!

1 month ago

Amazing hike

1 month ago

Beautiful hike with a great view at the top!

1 month ago

This was a nice short trail with some decent inclines and switchbacks. The trailhead itself isn’t too well marked, though. From the parking lot, turn right and walk up the road a bit and you’ll see the white blazes of the Appalachian trail on the left. Great views at the top, comparable to some of the longer trails in the area!

1 month ago

This was a tougher trail for us. Though it was short, the incline and switchbacks made it a good workout. Today was also too hot.

2 months ago

By far my best local hike! The view at the top is worth every bit of incline! Pack a picnic in your backpack and relax on the cliffs!

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail. Switchbacks and sometimes a little steep. Make sure to bring water and a little snack to enjoy at the top while you sit back and enjoy the view. Going back is obviously easy as it’s pretty much all down hill.
Just be sure to wear some good hiking boots or a shoe with good traction as there is a lot of rocks on the trail.
I also recommend this trail for some trail running.
Best to go on a weekday.

hiking
2 months ago

A fun hike to the top. Make sure you pack water! Moderately difficult, pretty much straight up thru switch backs. Easy to complete if you only have a couple hours. Lovely view at the top, look for bald eagles! Best times to go are first thing in morning or from 4-7pm on a weekday.

4 months ago

great trail for kids too. short and sweet! My 6 year old boys love it.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. And nice views.

5 months ago

Beautiful view.

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