Harpers Ferry Lower Town Trail Loop

MODERATE 7 reviews

Harpers Ferry Lower Town Trail Loop is a 4.9 mile loop trail located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
606 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

This trail loop takes you on a history tour of Harpers Ferry Lower Town. The history of Harpers Ferry has few parallels in the American drama. It is more than one event, one date, or one individual. It is multi-layered - involving a diverse number of people and events that influenced the course of our nation's history. Harpers Ferry witnessed the first successful application of interchangeable manufacture, the arrival of the first successful American railroad, John Brown's attack on slavery, the largest surrender of Federal troops during the Civil War, and the education of former slaves in one of the earliest integrated schools in the United States.

hiking
3 days ago

This is a pretty easy trail that isn't remote at all, so you can take a break and visit a shop or just wander. It's paved and wide for better access.

1 month ago

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

great trail..

hiking
4 months ago

Best experience I've had since retirement.

4 months ago

Was considered "the end of the line" for my wife and I whom had hiked down from New York on the A.T.
She suffered from dehydration, giardia, and broke her ankle.

hiking
6 months ago

Very interesting trail with lots of History.