Hiking near Harpers Ferry

Half  Day Hikes with a Theme

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. 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, and in addition we arrange multi-day hiking tours for groups of ten or more featuring local inns and luxurious resorts, convenient transportation, excellent food, stream-side trails, beautiful hardwood forests, climbs, and canyons-all with spectacular views. Allow us to guide and organize your walking tour or hiking shuttles, whether near or far.


For assistance with booking call 301-834-9950


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
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Available for groups of 10 or more

Hiking Shuttles

  • We offer shuttles for Appalachian Trail hikers from Shenandoah National Park to the Harrisburg, PA area.
  • Shuttles for bikers and hikers along the C&O Canal and Allegheny Trail are also available.

Maryland Heights Overlook Guided Hike

  • The trail begins by the Potomac River and adjacent to the C&O Canal, winding up the mountain and culminating in a scenic view of historic Harpers Ferry and the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.
  • $10-$30
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Available for groups of 10 or more

Wild Flowers and Wine Tasting Tour

  • In April walk with our naturalist and wildflower expert along the Potomac River followed by a wine tasting at Tarara Winery.
  • In May and Junejoin us hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains followed by tasting a variety of wines at Naked Mountain.
  • Price: $59
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Available for groups of 10 or more