River & Trail

Hiking Tours Near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

The Appalachian mountains meet the historic Shenandoah & Potomac Rivers in Harpers Ferry bordering 3 states.  Hiking trails and scenic vistas abound.

Day Hiking Trips in harpers ferry & maryland heights

Harpers Ferry, Appalachian Trail, Maryland Heights Trail

River and Trail Outfitters is located near Harpers Ferry, WV in an area perfect for hiking, with the Appalachian Trail and C&O Canal National Park close at hand. Participate in the foremost activity for body and soul, walking in the woods on our guided hikes. See the amazing view of all of Harpers Ferry on the Maryland Heights Trail Hike.  Learn survival skills in the woods on our Nature Survival Hike – popular with scouts and youth groups!

We have chosen the best trails in the Appalachian Mountains of Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia for your hiking pleasure. Our featured half-day hikes are not to be missed. Allow us to guide and organize your walking tour or hiking shuttles!

Guided hikes are for groups of 10 or more. Interested in a private hike?
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Hiker Shuttles Available!

River & Trail offers shuttles for Appalachian Trail hikers along the AT within a radius of about 75 miles from Harpers Ferry. Shuttles for bikers and hikers along the C&O Canal are also available. Learn more and reserve your shuttle here.

Maryland Heights Overlook Guided Hike

  • The trail begins in historic Harpers Ferry, across the Potomac River to the C&O Canal, then winding up the mountain and culminating in a scenic view of historic Harpers Ferry and the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.
  • $10-$30

Harpers Ferry Nature Survival Hike

  • This guided hike teaches you the skills you need to survive if you get lost in the woods.
  • Topics include pre-hike planning, survival gear and techniques, and how to construct shelter.
  • $10-$30

Other GROUP ONLY TOURS & Programs

These tours are available for groups only. Minimum group sizes apply. Terrific outdoor fun with hiking, canoeing and kayaking, and ziplining, only an hour away from the DC/Baltimore Metro Area – what could be better!!,