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Washington, DC: Maryland Heights Loop

Immerse yourself in history as you explore long-abandoned Civil War batteries on this 6.1-mile hike to a commanding view of Harpers Ferry.

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To Trailhead

Take I-270 N to Frederick; merge onto US-340 W via I-70 W. Cross Shenandoah River @ Harpers Ferry; after 1 mi., L into visitor center parking area. Shuttle runs downtown from here; trail starts across footbridge to C&O Canal.

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