Visitor Center to Maryland Heights Loop

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Visitor Center to Maryland Heights Loop is a 9.5 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
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,771 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

6 months ago

We took our dog from the visitors center up to the overlook. Its a beautiful walk about 9 miles round trip. Well marked with very clear paths. We went in March and I bet in warmer months it gets popular on weekends, so be prepared for crowds.

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8 months ago

Great hike with many wonderful views. When you come down the steps from visitors center and cross over the road there is a sign for the River trail. This trail follows the Shenandoah into Harpers ferry as well. It is not well maintained and there are no markers but a clear trail that follows the river. Beautiful scenery especially at daybreak. The round trip to Maryland heights then back thru Harpers ferry makes for a great day of hiking.

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11 months ago

Love the steps and the little waterfalls

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Monday, August 28, 2017

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.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Easy hike and stroller accessible has a lot of history

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Easy hike with lots of historic value.

Friday, January 27, 2017

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

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

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

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Beauitful views

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Saturday, May 07, 2016

fun, historical hike to and around the town.

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Saturday, February 06, 2016

The part down along the Shenandoah east of the 340 bridge is very nice. Lots of ruins of old mills and locks on Virginius Island and the river has some decent rapids through here.

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Sunday, January 03, 2016

Well maintained park. It was New Years Day and a lot of people were on the trail.

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Saturday, September 05, 2015

Easy Walk......

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Great views with a good scale up the cut stone steps. It was a little steamy in June.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Well maintained inclines with great views.

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