Appalachian Trail: Keys Gap to David Lesser Memorial Shelter

MODERATE 13 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Keys Gap to David Lesser Memorial Shelter is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
803 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

hiking
17 days ago

loved it

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice, leisurely 6.3 mile hike along the Virginia and West Virginia line. Be careful crossing Charles Town Pike from the parking lot, it's a bit dicey with hills and curves in either direction. It's about 2.9 miles south to the beautiful David Lesser Memorial shelter (complete with covered picnic table and wooden swing). Very moderate elevation gain. We went on what turned out to be a soggy day; just a few day trippers and one AT thru hiker.

4 months ago

I’d give this a 3.5. Very accessible, not strenuous, with nice views at the end.

hiking
9 months ago

Great 6 mile out and back hike with an awesome stop halfway at David Lesser Shelter. The shelter has a 3 sided cabin, a shelter, an outhouse, 6 tent sites and a fresh water spring. Will definitely hike this again and stay at the shelter longer next time.

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