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


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1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Point to Point

972' 296 m

High

280' 85 m

Low

692' 211 m

Up

335' 102 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

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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Luke AT

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  4.5 from 28 votes

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#145

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Maryland Heights overlook
Sep 1, 2015 near Brunswick, MD

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May 14, 2021
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Melody Valerio
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Sep 20, 2020
Justin Wade
To climb skink wall
Jan 19, 2020
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Dec 15, 2019
Michael Podguski
Lovely hike. Lots of great climb and vertical. SUPER windy at overlook. Worth every second. 4.2mi — 2h 15m
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