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5 Bolivar Heights

Difficulty: Low

Enjoy beautiful views of the Potomac River and Harpers Ferry on this easy one mile out and back hike. Along the way, interpretive signs describe the 1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry from the Union perspective.

4 Murphy-Chambers Farm

Difficulty: Moderate

Enjoy beautiful views of the Potomac River and Harpers Ferry on this easy one mile out and back hike. Along the way, interpretive signs describe the 1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry from the Union perspective.

3 Virginius Island

Difficulty: Low

Explore several miles of easy, shady walking trails along the Shenandoah River. Along the way, learn about Harpers Ferry’s industrial history.

2 Jefferson Rock

Difficulty: Strenuous

Follow in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson on this popular short hike. Half a mile of steep climbing rewards hikers with spectacular views of Harpers Ferry and the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.

1 Maryland Heights Cliff View

Difficulty: Strenuous

This four mile out and back hike is popular for good reason: the view of Harpers Ferry and the Shenandoah Valley is exceptional! Take breaks on the steep climb to learn about Civil War history.