Maryland Heights Day Hike

Sunday, Mar 26, 2023

7:30am – 4:00pm

Event Fees

Non Members

This 6.2-mile hike features Civil War history including a museum and John Brown’s Fort, a key site in an 1859 abolitionist raid. Maryland Heights, which towers 1,448 feet above the town, is the area’s most strenuous and rewarding hike. We’ll pass the remains of fortifications built by Union Forces in 1862. Oh, and there’s the very spectacular overlook with views of Maryland, Virginia, and The Point!  This is the intersection of the Potomac & Shenandoah Rivers. The town of Harpers Ferry has many restored buildings, interesting exhibits, and is home to The Appalachian Trail Visitor Center. The hike has quite a few uphills and downhills. Please make sure that you are in fair enough shape to hike the distance on this type of terrain.

Although this hike is FREE for Premium Members, please register!

This hike is suitable for intermediate to more advanced hikers.  This hike is considered moderate to strenuous.  

NOTE:  $20 Vehicle Entrance Fee or America the Beautiful Pass. All vehicles must display the park pass or entrance receipt clearly visible on the dashboard

Miles:  6.2

Rating:  Level 7  (View Hiking Rating Scale)

Event Location

Harper’s Ferry

Metro Accessible