Harpers Ferry Lower Town Trail Loop

MODERATE 17 reviews

Harpers Ferry Lower Town Trail Loop is a 4.8 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.

4.8 miles
544 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly






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.

21 days ago

Very easy hike. Great for kids. Lots of cool things to see.

3 months ago

The man at the visitor center looked at my kids and I and implied that this trail would be too hard for us. It wasn't. The hike to the lower town, using this trail, it's a lot of walking but not that difficult. We modified it and crossed over and and went up the AT and then over to the AT conservancy. Going up that part of the AT was quite strenuous but the visitor center trail wasn't bad. It's very pretty coming down from the visitor center to the road. You follow along a waterfall and it's quite lovely. My kids (4 and 5 at the time) LOVED it. The lower part of town is quite pretty along the banks of the Shenandoah, be sure to add that part on if you modify like we did.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

great trail..

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Best experience I've had since retirement.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

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.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Very interesting trail with lots of History.

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Thursday, March 09, 2017