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blueBlack Overlook Cliff Trail

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
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.

Luke AT

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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Jun 7, 2019
Ted Zuzula
1.5 mi to the overlook 3mi
May 18, 2019
Jill T
4.4mi
Aug 4, 2018
Bec DiP
Jul 28, 2018
Joe Painter
with Ashley. 6mi
Jul 28, 2018
Janice DJ
Jul 14, 2018
Shaconna Haley
Intermediate level Longer steep trek for beginners 6.5mi — 5h 00m
Jul 14, 2018
Tyler Thieding
Jul 7, 2018
Red Herring

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  4.4 from 22 votes

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