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Lower Town Trail

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 4.0 (3)

A scenic hike from the National Park lots into Harpers Ferry.


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Point to Point

491' 150 m

High

270' 82 m

Low

22' 7 m

Up

241' 74 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Description

If you're parked at the National Park lots, you have two options to get downtown: bus or hike. So if you are up for an extra two miles each way, this trail is a great option.

You'll exit the parking lots on the south side and go down a fairly steep section onto Shoreline Dr. Once there, it's just a nice, flat hike along the river to get downtown.

Flora & Fauna

Poplars, oaks, maples and pines. Not too much in wildflowers. Birds.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Kroehler with improvements by Jean-Claude Linossi

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Check-Ins

Dec 19, 2020
Nathan Fisher
Nov 7, 2020
Mark Toner
Jun 14, 2020
Derik Jones
May 30, 2020
Greg Lubin
Easy trail, fun exploring old town during civil war
Jul 4, 2019
Charles Fox
Sunny and dry — 10h 29m
Jul 4, 2019
Jack Fox
1.8mi — 10h 20m
Oct 10, 2018
Lydia S
May 27, 2018
Jordon Birman
3.6mi