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9 hours ago

Probably one of my favorite trails ever! Highly recommend taking the climbing detours - the ladders can be intimidating, but it’s a fantastic adventure to literally climb up and down the cliff face. A great experience. You bet I’ll be hiking this one again!

i haven't been to this trail in many years, me and my family did this trail in 3 days total on bike, i would recommend to bring enough supplies with you for this, also no cell service from what i remember. its a great adventure but be prepared..

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1 day ago

We take this trail with our two year old in a toddler pack. He really enjoys getting out and playing in the creek at the beginning of the trail. It connects to a bike trail on the way back and you can walk onto the alligator trail from there. This trail is very woodsy and quiet. It is also a popular trail with a lot of foot traffic so I feel quite safe.

Hiked this trail in early October 2017 with friends. Descended from scenic highway down to Cranberry River for a couple days. Hiked downstream and up Tumbling Rock Trail back up to North South Trail where we camped final night. Finished 6 mile hike last morning in rainstorm back to Scenic highway where we parked. Beautiful area all around. Have a GPS with you and a trail map. The raw ruggedness of the area was fantastic.

Beautiful place for a day trip.

Wonderful hike! My daughter and I completed the 4.3 loop and found it challenging but enjoyable. It is quite steep but if you enjoy the beauty of the woods with occaisional glimpses of the river you will like this hike.

hiking
5 days ago

First 30 to 40 minutes steep climb to the Civil War era Union fort is strenuous. But once you reach there its all flat and down hill to the overlook. Great workout, great views and interesting history.
I was able to park at trail head due to coming here early on a weekday. Did not see anyone at top .. which was awesome!

hiking
6 days ago

We found this walking/ hiking trail tiring and exhausting but it’s worth it once we reached the cliff .. beautiful views of Harpers Ferry town and surrounding rivers..

I would rate this trail as hard, not moderate, because it is steep the entire way up and it doesn’t level out much at any place, but the view at the end is totally worth it! Not a trail for the faint of heart. Also, I would recommend bringing extra water bottles!

Great work out!

We came on a cold Sunday and this was a very nice, short walk. We actually continued on the Mont Chateau Trail all the way to Cheat Lake. Both Mont Chateau North and South are very rocky, much like a stream bed. We found the North trail to be harder to traverse. Definitely worth the Sunday trip!

GREAT climb. challenging for first hike of the year...but so glad we did it. Harper's ferry appears like a model train set from that high up. We both said Wow!

I loved this hike. I am currently over 400 lbs, and I completed this in under three hours. If I can do it, you can too!

Great views from the top! Many crowded switchbacks on the way up and down.

hiking
9 days ago

Steady, gradual switchbacks up to the top. Views are lovely, will definitely be back with rock climbing gear next time around.

on Kaymoor Trail

10 days ago

One of the most remarkable hikes I've ever been on. Don't be discouraged by the stairs.. the ruins at the bottom are amazing and so interesting to see. The buildings were abandoned in the 60s and are now inaccessible to go inside. The top of the trail is incredibly steep at times but it's so worth it. I can't wait to do this again, I love WV!

on Stone Cliff Trail

hiking
12 days ago

We went on a whim along this trail with our dog. It’s a very interesting walk down then back up to about 300 ft around a bend in the river. There were several nice waterfalls/streams to cross by stepping on rocks, the waterfalls trickle down from way up on the hill. We went further than the posted trail, around the bend looking for what might be a “stone cliff”, but we only found large boulders that had fallen down on to the trail. Another person mentioned a growel from the woods, we also heard it too past where the trail was supposed to end. We guessed it to be a large wildcat of some kind, but we did not see it. We decided to turn around and go back shortly after the noise. We then get on here to post a review and read another person’s post with a similar story. We recommend not going alone if you’re going to past the lower trail and up the final incline.

hiking
12 days ago

Fun trail for an afternoon hike. If you start at the parking lot trail-head and hike the trail clockwise you climb much of the elevation gain in the first half mile. Pay attention for the trail marker (right side) at about 0.4 miles where the trail leaves the road. If you get to the antennas you have passed the turn off. Muddy conditions on the section along the lake. Trail is generally well marked Fun 3 miler!

Very well established trail. Great vista with beautiful view of Harpers Ferry. More crowded than I would have liked.

This is a beautiful trail! Just recently started hiking and I found this trail to be doable yet slightly challenging. The views are awesome!

Really enjoyed the hike. The trail mouth was very easy to find and the hike was well marked. Short and sweet. A bit rocky in sections, be sure to have sturdy footwear and may not be the best for hikers with knee or ankle issues.

Easy walk with panoramic views of the bridge and the river at the end.

Wow, my wife, daughter, and I were so looking forward to walking the 9.8 mile loop. We stopped at the gaurd shack and was told that unless you're a boy scout or affiliated, you can't even pass the shack, to hike and of the nice looking trails at Summit Betchel.

hiking
13 days ago

We have done this trail a few times, mostly to backpack on weekend trips. We have actually never made it to the knob it's self but just before the knob next to the river is where we like to camp. it's a nice moderate trail. beware of bears. We have never seen one there but one time we spotted fresh bear tracks and another a hunter said his dog's just chased a bear in our direction, but we didn't see it. We did see quite a few deer near our camping spot. The trails are not marked but they are well traveled. Please leave nothing but footprints and stay on the trail as much as possible. oh and be sure to bring boots as this trail can get muddy at times.

hiking
13 days ago

The trail it's self is kinda boring. Just a bunch of steep switch backs, but the view at the end makes up for it :) do not take small children or rowdy pets to the top beyond the platform.

hiking
13 days ago

We love the trails in this area! This is a fantastic trail to do with some awesome views!

hiking
13 days ago

Our absolute favorite hike! It doesn't take too long to do and it's a fairly easy trail. Most of the more Moderate parts are towards the end. If you are in the area this trail is a must do!! We have been on this trail countless time, including a few bridge days! The view is stunning! Please remember to keep your dogs on a leash. We have encountered a few dogs who were not on leash, and our dog generally doesn't like other pups.

14 days ago

Great hike!

Iconic WV hike.

Like all other reviews say... don't do this trail if it's recently rained. Crossed a creek 14 times in it! Pretty wilderness down in the bottoms though. Not listed here is the North Boundry Trail which is an extra mile extenstion that is fairly flat with lots of moss growth and very beautiful shale barrens on top of a ridge for you to view.

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