Virginius Island Trail

EASY 17 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.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
19 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

walking
6 days ago

A pretty path along the Shenandoah that is easy and quick. We used it to walk from parking to Harper’s Ferry and thus walked outside of the trail limits as shown on the map. There is a brief period that you must traverse on sand. Dog friendly!

hiking
4 months ago

This trail isn’t marked or labeled, at all. It’s neat to see some of the historic ruins and read their signs, otherwise, there’s not much to this “trail”. If you’re not following the map, you’ll get off-route, as there’s plenty of other places to walk in the area. This trail is easy and serves as a good little dog walk.

walking
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Beautiful scenery and informative details about the ruins. Easy walk through history. Great to bring a picnic lunch along the river.

hiking
Friday, April 21, 2017

hiking
Saturday, January 28, 2017

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.

Monday, November 21, 2016

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.

Friday, April 15, 2011

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

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Thursday, November 24, 2016