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Virginius Island - Harpers Ferry

Great history walk along the banks, ruins
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.3 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  a great history hike with tons of ruins and artifacts!

this flat, easy trail goes along the banks of the Shenandoah river and a... more »


  • great for lunch
  • civil war reenactments nearby
  • quiet walk
  • visit Harpers Ferry building nearby

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Points of Interest

1. trailhead

trailhead shows map and other possible derivative hike.

2. trailview

trailview on a sunny day.

trail is totally flat, rich with ruins of a mill and factory buildings. lots of water ductways

3. mill water ducts

ruins of mill water ducts

4. more water ducts and artifacts

more water ducts along the shenandoah river and artifacts, going clockwise in the loop

5. trail view

flat trail view, with blue flowers in the forested area.

6. more water ducts

yet more water ducts

7. walk next to the rail

a nice walk next to the rails

8. nice quiet walk along the rails

nice walking next to the rails, forested on the right, rails on the left

9. intersection, rock wall

intersection, turn back to loop

rock wall

10. trail view

nice forested trail view

11. water wall

water rock wall, great rocks

12. water ducting for the mill

water ducting for the mill, tons of water walls

13. bridge view and artifact

bridge view and artifact

14. railroad crossing

railroad view