Appalachian Trail: Keys Gap to Harpers Ferry

Perfect for a day hike or longer out-and-back, this 6.1-miler rolls through mid-Atlantic woodlands then descends into Harpers Ferry, the merging point of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.
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Perfect for a day hike or longer out-and-back, this 6.1-miler rolls through mid-Atlantic woodlands then descends into Harpers Ferry, the merging point of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.

Shelters: None

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.8

Waypoints

WPT002

Location: 39.3229179382324, -77.7334671020508

Jefferson Rock

WPT006

Location: 39.3189659118652, -77.7392807006836

Climb stairs

WPT004

Location: 39.3218154907227, -77.7444686889648

AT turns E US 340

WPT016

Location: 39.261100769043, -77.7622833251953

Road crossing @ Keys Gap; trailhead to parking across road

WPT003

Location: 39.3229331970215, -77.7403335571289

Blue blaze to ATC office

WPT009

Location: 39.3107490539551, -77.7369842529297

Blue blaze to Sandy Hook

WPT001

Location: 39.3229331970215, -77.7303695678711

AT

WPT013

Location: 39.2663993835449, -77.7593002319336

Trail jct.

WPT012

Location: 39.2807159423828, -77.7531661987305

Powerline

WPT007

Location: 39.314884185791, -77.7406311035156

Road

WPT011

Location: 39.2867317199707, -77.7512969970703

Unmarked campsite

WPT008

Location: 39.3135986328125, -77.7375030517578

Orange blaze

WPT005

Location: 39.3218650817871, -77.743896484375

Road

DSCF1852

Location: 39.2856330871582, -77.7516632080078