Maryland Heights is the area’s BEST for scenic hikes. Add to that an area rich in American history and you have a must-do hike!
The trail begins just across from the historic C&O Canal, that threads its way up the Potomac River. You’ll climb steadily up a picturesque stream valley, lined with rock outcroppings and forests. When you reach the top of the mountain, a side trail winding through the woods leads you to the spectacular overlook of two rivers and three states. Maryland Heights towers above the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers and Harpers Ferry National Park. You are on top of the world!
|Pricing||Price includes: hiking guide and
|Suggested age: 7||Trip length: 2-3 hours (duration can be
|Kids 16 & under||$25.00|
|Based on Groups of 10 or more||Bring: Hiking shoes/boots, sack lunch (if lunch
time), water and day/fanny pack
Box lunch may be included for
|Add 5% amusement fee + $2.00 user fee/person|
On cooler days:
Sneakers or Hiking boots, wool or thermal socks, fleece shirts/jackets, wind breakers, gloves, wind breaker pants, optional wicking under garments (long johns, not cotton) and hat.
On warmer days:
Sneakers or Hiking boots, shorts, t-shirts, baseball style hat or visor. For biking ; watch for lose shoe laces and wide bottom pants.
Suggested items to bring:
Sunglasses, chapstick, sunscreen, bottled water, snacks (granola bar, etc.), camera, backpack to carry items in
We need your help!
Please carpool whenever possible. Space is limited and it saves the earth’s Earth resources.
From the Baltimore area:
Take I-70W to Frederick. Take Exit 52 onto 340W for 16 miles. Turn right on Valley Road at the yellow flashing lights just before the Potomac River Bridge. We are immediately on the left.
From the Washington D.C area.:
Take I-270N to Frederick. Merge with I-70W toward Hagerstown. Move to far right lane immediately. Take Exit 52 onto 340W toward Charles Town. Follow 340 for 16 miles. Turn right on Valley Road at the yellow flashing lights just before the Potomac River Bridge. We are immediately on the left.
From the Northern Virginia area:
Take the Greenway to Route 7W or get directly on Route 7W (Leesburg Pike) past Leesburg. Exit onto Route 9W toward Charles Town. Approximately 2 miles after the small town of Hillsboro, turn right onto Route 671. At the T-intersection turn right onto 340 and cross the Potomac River Bridge. Turn left at the first Maryland intersection (yellow flashing lights just past bridge) onto Valley Road. We are immediately on the left.
From the Harpers Ferry WV area:
Take 340 N, go approximately 3 miles past Harpers Ferry, crossing over the Shenandoah and Potomac River bridges into Maryland. Just after the Potomac River Bridge, turn left at the yellow flashing lights onto Valley Road. We are immediately on the left.
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