Appalachian Trail: Crampton Gap to Harpers Ferry

MODERATE 28 reviews
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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

birding

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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5 months ago

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

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10 months ago

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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11 months ago

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

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11 months ago

Saturday, April 09, 2016

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Saturday, April 02, 2016

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Ok trail flat between railroad tracks and a river.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

great view

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Parked at a small parking lot off of Reno Monument Road and hiked 5 miles south. Would have went farther but the trail was still covered in snow. One good overlook along the route.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

For the region this was a good hike. Living in the DC area now it's tough to get out and truly experience wilderness and this was a breath of fresh air. Not a whole lot of views, but it nice to see some Appalachian Trail through hikers.