SECTION 5

Gathland State Park to Harpers Ferry (~10 miles)

November 11, 2017

Section 5: Gathland State Park to Harpers Ferry, WV (10 miles)

The final section of the Appalachian Trail across Maryland departs from Gathland State Park along a wide forest path. The trail is mostly flat for the first 5.5 miles or so, running along the ridge of South Mountain until reaching the Weverton Cliffs at the southern end of the mountain. The cliffs are reached by following a short (01. miles) side trail, and the view from this vantage point, taking in the almost sheer drop to the Potomac River below and the gap where Harpers Ferry sits to the west, makes the detour well worth it. Back on the AT, the trail descends down to the river valley using a series of 16 switchbacks, then joins the C&O Canal Towpath to reach the Goodlow Byron Memorial Footbridge. Crossing the footbridge over the Potomac River into Harpers Ferry, WV, brings the Veterans Hike Across Maryland to its end.

 

(Bailout Points Available)

 

 

11/11/2017

09:45 AM - 09:55 AM

10:00 AM

 

Event Information

 

Date:

Meet & Greet and Sign In:

Hike Start Time:

Trailhead Location:

Event Information

 

Date:

Meet & Greet and Sign In:

Hike Start Time:

Trailhead Location:

Trail Information

 

Nearby City:

Length:

Trail Type:

 

Skill Level:

Direction:

Trailhead Elev:

Top Elev:

 

 

Harpers Ferry

~10 miles

Point-to-Point

(we provide shuttle service)

Moderate

North to South

1,200 ft

1,895 ft

Join us for live entertainment and pizza on Veterans Day between 3:00 and 4:30pm. Show your appreciation for our veterans and congratulate those who completed part, or all 41 miles of the Maryland portion of the Appalachian Trail as a part of the Veterans Hike Across Maryland program.

 

Physical Address is:

     Storer College Pl, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

 

Parking is available in the parking lots of the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church and Shipley Elementary School.

 

Please do not park along the street, law enforcement will be ticketing violators.

 

Event Information

 

Date:

Meet & Greet and Sign In:

Hike Start Time:

Trailhead Location:

 

 

11/11/2017

09:45 AM - 09:55 AM

10:00 AM

 

Trail Information

 

Nearby City:

Length:

Trail Type:

 

Skill Level:

Direction:

Trailhead Elev:

Top Elev:

 

 

Harpers Ferry

~10 miles

Point-to-Point

(we provide shuttle service)

Moderate

North to South

1,200 ft

1,895 ft

Event Information

 

Date:

Meet & Greet and Sign In:

Hike Start Time:

Trailhead Location:

 

 

11/11/2017

09:45 AM - 09:55 AM

10:00 AM

 

Trail Information

 

Nearby City:

Length:

Trail Type:

 

Skill Level:

Direction:

Trailhead Elev:

Top Elev:

 

 

Harpers Ferry

~10 miles

Point-to-Point

(we provide shuttle service)

Moderate

North to South

1,200 ft

1,895 ft

Event Information

 

Date:

Meet & Greet and Sign In:

Hike Start Time:

Trailhead Location:

 

 

11/11/2017

09:45 AM - 09:55 AM

10:00 AM

 

Trail Information

 

Nearby City:

Length:

Trail Type:

 

Skill Level:

Direction:

Trailhead Elev:

Top Elev:

 

 

Harpers Ferry

~10 miles

Point-to-Point

(we provide shuttle service)

Moderate

North to South

1,200 ft

1,895 ft

Event Information

 

Date:

Meet & Greet and Sign In:

Hike Start Time:

Trailhead Location:

 

 

11/11/2017

09:45 AM - 09:55 AM

10:00 AM

 

Trail Information

 

Nearby City:

Length:

Trail Type:

 

Skill Level:

Direction:

Trailhead Elev:

Top Elev:

 

 

Harpers Ferry

~10 miles

Point-to-Point

(we provide shuttle service)

Moderate

North to South

1,200 ft

1,895 ft