Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views
Starting from the C&O Canal, the trail ascends the western slope of Elk Ridge on an old military road. Hikers will pass the short Naval Gun Trail
spur and Stone Fort Trail
, which provide excellent views and good places to either extend the trip or take a short break.
The trail then descends on a singletrack path to the cliffs above Harpers Ferry with outstanding views to the west.