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“First time on the trail!”

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
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Owner description: Very long hiking trail spanning over 2,100 miles and 14 states.
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We tried to do some hiking on the trail up in Delaware Water Gap on our honeymoon but did not prevail, this time the B&B we stayed at was literally four blocks from it, so we had no excuses. We hiked down the section by Harper's Ferry cemetery and Jefferson Rock into town, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. They take very good care of the section here, enjoy!

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Reviewed 6 June 2013

We live near the Appalachian Trail, where it crosses South Mountain near Middletown, MD. It's an easy thing to drive up to South Mountain Inn on Alternate Rte 40, park across the street from the Inn, put your hiking shoes on, take some water, and set out north on the Trail. There is a neat stone tower nearby that provides great views, and you can walk as little or as much as you wish. This is a terrific outing with small children, because you can climb the tower, try out the Trail, and get back to your car when they get tired. And of course you get to see the REAL hikers going by, laden with huge backpacks.

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Reviewed 29 May 2013

If you get a chance, visit the Appalachian Trail Center in Harpers Ferry and get information to do a day hike on the Appalachian Trail. We did a 10 mile (5 miles there and 5 back) to the Weverton Cliffs in Maryland which give you an aerial view of the Potomac. it was a beautiful flat walk along the C&O canal for part of it and then a moderate climb up a mountain. The view made it worth the trip. There is no charge, but you can make a donation at the center (we became members for $35 which goes toward upkeep of the trail).

2  Thank Kardog111
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

I've hiked the trail thru Maryland a few times and camped out at all the Maryland sites. Not as hilly as the trail in other states, and also lacking waterfalls and other cool places for summer hiking fun. But this is a very accessible trail, the scenery is good, and the people nice.

1  Thank 2005-travel-lover
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Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

Walk on the AT at Harpers Ferry give you a glance of what is the big adventure. I recommend paying a visit to the AT Conservancy HQ. They have many maps, information, merchandise, and wonderful people that will explain to you the magic of this adventure!!

2  Thank darwinsail
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