Visitor Center to Maryland Heights Loop

EASY 37 reviews

Visitor Center to Maryland Heights Loop is a 9.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1860 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

snow

hiking
4 days ago

Love the steps and the little waterfalls

hiking
25 days ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

We missed the last 6:45 bus in town back to the visitors center. We hiked in dark but had flashlights. This hike would have been fine if:
1. We hadn't done part of the Maryland Heights hike snd were tired from it and
2. Stayed on the road because it was dark instead of going up 97 stone awkward steps even with flashlights. Some steps have high risers and I found hard as a shorter person. At that point it was after 8:00 and I think it would have been safe to stay on the road as most people would be gone and not driving on it.
There is a path next to the road for most of this trail. I believe the steps area equates to .3 miles and going down would be ok but I don't think I'd go up them again.

hiking
1 month ago

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2 months ago

3 months ago

Easy hike and stroller accessible has a lot of history

walking
4 months ago

Easy hike with lots of historic value.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

8 months ago

Nice easy hike that is wide open and offers many stopping points for historical moments

hiking
9 months ago

Its beautiful but definitely a easy-moderately easy hike especially if you hike near Harper's Ferry.

10 months ago

10 months ago

11 months ago

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