• Harper's Ferry Tri-State Hike! Choice of A Moderately Stren 7 or A Stren 13 Mi

    Harper’s Ferry: Tri-State (VA, WV, MD) Loudon Heights and Maryland Heights with Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group! A Strenuous 13 Miles


    Harper’s Ferry “Tri-State" Hike! Your Choice of Either A Moderately Strenuous 7 or A Strenuous 13 Mile Trek with Social Distanced Meal from an Overlook of Harper's Ferry

    Mid Atlantic Hiking Group does not require proof of vaccination. Not all hikers may be vaccinated. Organized carpools with masks.

    If you exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 5 days, then please do not sign up. Also inform the hike leader if you are diagnosed with Covid-19 within 5 days from the hike.

    Our hike plan includes multiple views of Harper's Ferry from both sides of the Potomac River and is a very scenic hike! Beginning in Loudon Heights, Va., take on a 1200-ft climb that earns us multiple spectacular views. We trek a section of the Appalachian Trail across the Shenandoah River 340 bridge, into Harper's Ferry, WV, and into beautiful downtown Harper's 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, 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 Harper's Ferry hike!

    Meal from the Overlook!
    Be sure to pack a meal as we will be enjoying lunch from an overlook of downtown Harper's 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: Harper's Ferry
    Length: Your Choice of Either ~7 Mi or ~13 Mi
    Elev. Gain: 7 Mi - 1500 ft -- 13 Mi - 2600 ft
    Trail Type: The Hike is a Modified Circuit that is basically two different out-and-backs (hence the two distance options)
    Skill Level: 7 Mi - Moderate-Side-Of-Strenuous, 13 Mi is Strenuous
    Season: Year-Round
    Local Contacts: Harper's Ferry Park

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

    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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    Directions to the Trailhead
    We Meet at the Harper's Ferry Visitor Center for this Hike:
    171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

    Park Fee:
    $20.00 per vehicle or bring National Park Service Pass

    Meet & Greet and Sign-In — 9:00-9:10 a.m.

    The Hike is at 9:15 a.m.

    Please remember we are a volunteer-supported organization that values:

    1. Fellowship and camaraderie while practicing good hike etiquette.
    2. 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. Click Here to become a part of the team!
    Hikes also have a volunteer “sweeper” to help ensure that no hiker is left behind. MAHG volunteers and members are very supportive, and encouraging, with a focus on safety while enjoying 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.

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    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!


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