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Overlook Cliff Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 692' 211 m
Descent: -335' -102 m
High: 972' 296 m
Low: 280' 85 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Luke AT

A trail leading steeply up the southern end of Elk Ridge to outstanding views of Harpers Ferry.

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Description

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.

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Jan 19, 2020
Jonathan Wrieden
Dec 15, 2019
Michael Podguski
Lovely hike. Lots of great climb and vertical. SUPER windy at overlook. Worth every second. 4.2mi — 2h 15m
Sep 22, 2019
Avanti Mehta
Aug 26, 2019
Faadhil Moheed
Short and sweet, pretty nice views 2mi — 1h 30m
Aug 17, 2019
Russ Wise
Jun 7, 2019
Ted Zuzula
1.5 mi to the overlook 3mi
May 18, 2019
Jill T
4.4mi
Aug 4, 2018
Bec DiP

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  4.5 from 26 votes

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Maryland Heights overlook
Sep 1, 2015 near Brunswick, MD

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