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Harper's Ferry Tri-State Hike! A Strenuous 13 Mile Trek with Lunch from a Vista

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  • Harper’s Ferry “Tri-State" Hike! A Strenuous 13 Miles with Lunch from an Overlook of Harpers Ferry

    Our hike plan includes multiple views of Harpers Ferry from both sides of the Potomac River and is a very scenic hike! Beginning in Loudon Heights, Va., take on a 1200ft climb that earns us multiple spectacular views. We trek a section of the Appalachian Trail across the Shenandoah River 340 bridge, into Harpers Ferry, WV, and into beautiful downtown Harpers Ferry. This hike also crosses over the Potomac River footbridge to the C&O Canal. Then we enjoy many vistas and sweeping views provided along the Maryland Heights trail. Finally, we head down a very steep side trail that takes us back to the C&O Canal and on to the Sandy Hook bridge. Yep, we will be visiting many spectacular sites on both sides of the Potomac River on this very scenic Harpers Ferry hike! 

    Lunch from the Overlook!
    Be sure to pack a meal as we will be enjoying lunch from an overlook of downtown Harpers Ferry (weather permitting). This particular overlook provides an excellent opportunity for taking some awesome photos. As a bonus, more often than not, we get the chance to watch skilled rock climbers climbing while we enjoy our meals.

    Trail Information

    Nearby City: Harpers Ferry
    Length: 12 miles
    Elev. Gain: 2600ft
    Elev. Change: 5000 ft
    Trail Type: Modified Circuit
    Skill Level: Strenuous
    Season: Year-round
    Local Contacts: Harpers Ferry Park
    Notes for Volunteer Hike Leaders: Click Here for Trail Notes for our volunteer leadership team regarding this hike.

    Park Fee
    Please remember that park entrance fees support park programs and help keep our parks open for us all to continue to enjoy!
    Vehicle Pass - $10.00 per vehicle. Admission pass is valid for three consecutive days, beginning on the date of purchase. Entrance passes are required in ALL park areas, and fees are payable at Cavalier Heights Entrance Station, Bolivar Heights, Maryland Heights, Harpers Ferry Train Station, and River Access Parking Lot. However, the NPS has informed me that if you have an NPS Interagency or a Harpers Ferry National Historical Park pass, parking is free.

    Gear Suggestions
    Click Here for suggestions regarding what to wear and what not to wear for hiking the trails.

    • ATTENTION: Special Gear Note
    Note: Please bring at least 3 liters of water and plenty of snacks. There are NO places for water or food along the trail.

    Weather Information
    We hike rain or shine. Click Here to view the forecast for the area where we will be hiking.

    Hike Pace
    The goal for this hike is to maintain an average moving pace of ~ 2.5 mph. This speed is frequently used in popular hiking publications to represent the pace of an average hiker. We welcome you to please sign up for another hike if you know that this is not a comfortable pace for you. We strive to offer a variety of hikes and pace options so we can always have something for everyone no matter their interest and ability.

    Our RSVP and Group Etiquette
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     to review our RSVP policies and group etiquette.

    Carpool Suggestions and Information

    Note that you are responsible for knowing how to get from carpool locations to the venue. Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is not responsible for transportation to and from events or carpools. Suggested carpool times and places are provided as a courtesy because many members are either new to the area or unfamiliar with a particular hike or venues location. Please use the 'Comments' section below, or reach out via e-mail to make arrangements for carpooling needs and offerings.

    Baltimore/Columbia Area Suggestion - Broken Land Pkwy and Rt. 32 Park and Ride
    To carpool or caravan from the Columbia area, people can arrange to meet at the Broken Land Parkway and Rt. 32 Park and Ride. Click Here for directions and additional information regarding carpooling from the suggested Broken Land Parkway and Rt. 32 Park and Ride location.

    DC Area Carpool Suggestion - Centreville
    To carpool or caravan from the metro DC area, people can arrange to meet at the Centreville Park and Ride. Click Here for directions and additional information regarding carpooling from the suggested Centreville Park and Ride location.

    If you can drive or want to carpool from additional locations, please post your location and needs in the comment section below. Click Here for a list of suggested carpool locations complete with directions and other details including other carpool information. For those who need a ride, reach out to the drivers. Make friends, and support the environment — by just offering a ride!

    Lunch from an Overlook!
    Be sure to pack a meal as we will be enjoying lunch from an overlook of downtown Harpers Ferry (weather permitting). This particular overlook provides an excellent opportunity for taking some awesome photos. As a bonus, more often than not, we get the chance to watch skilled rock climbers climbing while we enjoy our meals.

    Directions to the Trailhead
    Click Here for Directions to Where We Meet for this Hike

    Meet & Greet and Sign-In — 8:45-8:55

    The Hike is at 9:00 a.m.

    Carpool Time from 32 Park and Ride — 7:45 a.m.

    Carpool Time from Centreville Park and Ride — 7:45 a.m.

    Please remember we are a volunteer supported organization that values fellowship and camaraderie while practicing good hike etiquette and Leave No Trace principles. Our hikes are led by generous, dedicated, and qualified MAHG members who volunteer as leaders for Mid-Atlantic Hiking Groups volunteer leadership team. Hikes also have a volunteer “sweeper” to help ensure that no hiker is left behind. MAHG volunteers and members are very supportive, encouraging, with a focus on safety while enjoying the excellent camaraderie and benefiting from the many health benefits of hiking and unplugging from the stress of day-to-day life. Sharing what we know and learning from each other is an important part of MAHGs core values, as is our dedication to the conservation of our natural resources and our commitment to the organization's mission. Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is a volunteer supported tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, and donations ARE tax deductible. Tax ID: [masked].

    Fido is Welcome on this Hike as Long As He/She is a Well-Seasoned and Conditioned Trail Dog Because This Particular Trail is Tough on Paws!

    Let’s have fun out on the trails and see you there!

    Mike:

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    • Donations to Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group are Tax Deductible: Tax ID[masked]. Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charitable organization. 

    • Click Here to Learn more about Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group’s Mission. 

    • 100% of Every Dollar Goes Directly to the Expenses of Serving our Mission.

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  • KathleenW

    Sry I have to bail Mike McDonnell.. was looking forward to hiking with you again. Maybe another time!

    Yesterday

    • Mike M.

      No worries! Yes, Doubletop, haha?

      Yesterday

    • KathleenW

      I'm in! You driving? Ha!

      Yesterday

  • Todd/Ha & hiking dog S.

    Anyone interested in carpooling?

    3 days ago

    • Natalie

      From Centerville yes please

      3 days ago

  • Emily

    What time do you anticipate being finished with this hike, approximately?

    3 days ago

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  • Michael H.
    Certified Hike Leader and Wilderness Medical First Responder, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host

    I am a proud member of the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group leadership team.

  • Mzungu

    I like to hike at least once a month somewhere in the area

  • Todd/Ha & hiking dog S.
    Certified Hike Leader and Certified in Wilderness First Aid

    Education - Wilderness First Aid with MAHG [masked]

  • Mike M.
    Pre-Approved for Very Strenuous Hikes!

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  • KathleenW
    Pre-Approved for Very Strenuous Hikes!

    I love the awesome outdoors in all of Mother Nature's beauty!

  • Rob M.
    Certified Hike Leader and Approved to Lead Very Strenuous Hikes!

    As a native New Englander, I've always enjoyed hiking - from small trails to Mt. Washington, Mt.... more

  • Julie

    Come along and hike with me, the best is yet to be :)

  • Penny L.
    Certified Hike Leader

    Movement + the good outdoors + friends old & new... PRICELESS!

  • Wendy R.

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