Virginius Island Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Virginius Island Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.0 miles 42 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


A great history hike with tons of ruins and artifacts! This flat, easy trail goes along the banks of the Shenandoah river and a railway as you visit the water ductworks of a once active mill site. Interpretive signs show pictures of the day.

26 days ago

1 month ago

Quiet, peaceful walk. Even in the dead of winter. Would recommend for anyone interested in a very historic Area (Harpers Ferry) that also has beautiful scenery.

3 months ago

4 months ago

This tranquil scenic area was the site of a munitions factory during the Civil War. If you have the opportunity to take a guided hike with a park volunteer, do it. If not, enjoy the lush greenery and the views of the river. A nice hike for a muggy summer day.

5 years ago

5 stars for the great mill ruins, and the hike along the railway!