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Appalachian Trail: Harpers Ferry to Gathland State Park

This 10.4-miler passes Jefferson Rock, climbs Weverton Cliff for jaw-dropping views, then continues on temperate terrain to Gathland State Park.


Shelters: Ed Garvey Shelter: sleeps 12; privy.

To Trailhead

Start: From Washington Street and Union Street in Harpers Ferry, WV, head east on Washington Street for .2 mile to parking on street near Appalachian Trail Conservancy. To access AT, head south on blue-blazed trail along College Storer Place for .2 mile. End: From Gapland, MD, head SE on Gapland Rd. for 1.4 miles and turn left on Arnoldstown Rd. Go 33 ft. to trail crossing.

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