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Murphy-Chambers Farm Loop Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

Murphy-Chambers Farm Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
301 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

This trail in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will take you on a history journey through the foot steps of the past. In 1894, Washington, D.C. journalist Kate Field, who had a keen interest in preserving memorabilia of John Brown, spearheaded a campaign to return the fort to Harpers Ferry. Local resident Alexander Murphy made five acres available to Miss Field, and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad offered to ship the disassembled fort to Harpers Ferry free of charge. In 1895, John Brown's Fort was rebuilt on the Murphy Farm about three miles outside of town on a bluff overlooking the Shenandoah River.

hiking
8 days ago

walking
23 days ago

I needed a brisk walk without people and this did the trick. It was not difficult at all and the view of the river was so amazing. If you can't walk you can park and the farm and walk down the paved road to see the view. Lots of grasshoppers joined me on this walk I mid-September.

hiking
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7 months ago

Easy hike with history and views. take all side trails for extra hiking!

hiking
10 months ago

A nice fairly easy hike with Civil war history along the loop. Allow about 2 - 2.5 hours in and out. Starting at the NPS visitors center. Cross the road where you entered. Follow the trial along the road. After you enter the woods there is a trail to the left that goes down the ravine, take that.

11 months ago

Great hike to take kids on and beautiful overlook!

Monday, May 11, 2015