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 Nature Survival Hike

  • Dates:  Year round
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Price: $10 – $30
  • Includes: Guide, shuttle, instruction
  • Location: Near Harpers Ferry, WV

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This guided hike by River and Trail Outfitters teaches you the skills you need to survive if you get lost in the woods. True stories will be shared about survival in the wild. We will talk about pre-hike planning by going over various survival gear and techniques, learn how to purify water, manufacture pure water, and build a real debris hut to help you survive your first night in style. These hikes are perfect for girl scouts and boy scouts who can earn badges as well as for all others looking to familiarize themselves with the wilderness. The hiking trip will take place in the Harpers Ferry area in Maryland, Virginia or West Virginia.

Tour Information

  • Pricing

    $10-$30/person
    Add a 5% amusement fee + $2.50 user fee/person

    Includes

    Hiking guide
    Instruction
    Transportation

    Season

    Year round for groups of 10 or more

    Departure Times

    8:30 am
    11:30 am
    3:00 pm

    Suggested age: 7

    Trip length

    3 hours (duration can be customized)

  • HIKERS: SUGGESTED ITEMS TO WEAR AND BRING

    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.

    Bring:
    Sunglasses, chapstick, sunscreen, bottled water, snacks or sack lunch, camera, backpack to carry items in

  • Directions To River and Trail Outfitters in Knoxville, Maryland

    604 Valley Road Knoxville, MD

    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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    GROUPS ARRIVING IN BUSES:

    When you arrive at River & Trail, continue 1/2 mile past it to the top of the hill to find turn arounds in the developments on the right. DO NOT TURN AROUND IN ANY OF THE SMALL DRIVEWAYS BEFORE THIS. This may cause an accident or a ditched bus!

 

For a great way to cool down after your hike…
Add a Mellow 
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