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

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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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Ed Garvey shelter can be very crowded. Steep 0.5 mile descend to get to water source

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Nice starting point for day hike. We started here for our A.T. across Maryland trip. If you do not pay attention you may miss the turnoff for the A.T. The A.T. in this area has many access point so day hikers are common. I can borderline on crowded. See the details on my SPOT adventures sites.

https://www.findmespot.com/spotadventures/index.php/view_adventure?tripid=340616

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

My favorite hike to do in the area. Weverton Cliff is amazing.

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