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A short trail intersected by a power line clearing with fantastic views of Harpers Ferry below.


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.8

KM

Point to Point

1,042' 318 m

High

657' 200 m

Low

155' 47 m

Up

443' 135 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

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 Blaze Trail treats visitors to fantastic views of Harpers Ferry and the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.

Starting at the junction with the AT, follow the blue blazes as the trail gently climbs to a clearing strung with power lines. At the clearing, enjoy fantastic views of historic Harpers Ferry before diving back into the woods, and continuing a climb for about a quarter-mile before reaching the crest of the ridge. From there, the trail continues, descending gently along a ridgeline to its end at the Split Rock Overlook.

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Hunter R

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#120

in West Virginia

#13,796

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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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All Clear 53 days ago
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Oct 29, 2016
Chris McCloud
Did as part of Loudoun Heights Loop
Oct 29, 2016
Chris McCloud
Did with Jiaxin 10/30/16 as part of Loudoun Heights Lollipop featured hike at Harpers Ferry.
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