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Loudoun Heights Trail (Blue Blaze)

Intermediate
 3.7 (3)

A ridge-top trail to fantastic views of Harpers Ferry and the rivers below.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Point to Point

1,121' 342 m

High

640' 195 m

Low

8' 2 m

Up

481' 147 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly A short length and manageable grades make this trail a great option for families with children.

Description

The Blue Trail offers visitors fantastic views of historic Harpers Ferry and the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.

Starting at the junction with the Appalachian Trail, the blue-blazed trail dives through dense hardwood forests to a junction with the Orange Trail. From the junction, the trail continues straight, descending gently along a ridgeline to its end at the Split Rock Overlook.

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Hunter R

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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  3.7 from 3 votes
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#187

in West Virginia

#20,170

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Photos

view of the rivers
Mar 9, 2020 near Harpers…, WV
Harpers Ferry from split rock overlook
Apr 9, 2018 near Harpers…, WV
The gem at the end!
Sep 2, 2018 near Harpers…, WV
First real overlook on the trail. It's on a power line but the view is still nice.
Oct 29, 2017 near Harpers…, WV
Overview
Sep 2, 2018 near Harpers…, WV
How did this get here?
Sep 2, 2018 near Harpers…, WV

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Jul 4, 2019
Jack Fox
1.6mi — 11h 15m
Oct 29, 2016
Chris McCloud
Did as part of Loudoun Heights Loop
Oct 29, 2016
Chris McCloud
Hike with Jiaxin as part of Loudoun Heights Lollipop featured hike at Harpers Ferry 10/30/16.