Appalachian Trail: Crampton Gap to Harpers Ferry

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Appalachian Trail: Crampton Gap to Harpers Ferry is a 9.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Waynesboro, Pennsylvania that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
859 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This hike begins in Gathland State Park. The hike out to Weverton is along smooth, flat trails. Prior to the tough switchback descent you will do well to take the side trail (blue blazed) down to Weverton Cliffs. The views both east and west along the Potomac are awesome. To the west you can just make out the Episcopal Church steeple in Haper's Ferry. The descent is steep and rocky but this is followed by several miles of flat, wide, smooth towpath hiking to Harper's Ferry, thus completing the Maryland section of the Appalachian Trail.

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this was an amazing hike. I loved the rock formations and the view we had was incredible and so peaceful. It was...breathtaking.

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