Harpers Ferry Hike - The GirlTrek Takeover
GirlTrek loves Harpers Ferry and Harpers Ferry loves GirlTrek. Join us as we sprinkle the Maryland Heights trail with our Superhero Blue as we cross off another adventure from Harriet's Handbook (to the Overlook at Harpers Ferry) 💙.
Ask anyone that has done this hike and they will tell you the hills are no joke. However, you will be rewarded with the spectacular views at the Overlook. We will enjoy a 30 minute break at the Overlook so bring a light lunch/snack (for example, boiled eggs, sandwich, fruit, nuts, or cheese) and plenty of water (at least 32 oz). Also be prepared to capture the beauty of Historic Harpers Ferry and the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers during lunch.
This is a difficult trail (approximately 6 miles) and will take 4 to 5 hours. It is not recommended for first time hikers or anyone with recent injuries, bad knees or fear of heights. We are during the shorter trail which has less inclines however will still have your legs burning and your heart pumping
Due to the length of the hike, please plan to arrive by 9:15 am so that you can complete the GirlTrek Waiver form and we can begin the talk before the walk at 9:30 am. Harpers Ferry is approximately 66 miles from Washington, DC and 82 miles from Baltimore.
Hiking boots and walking/hiking poles are recommended. You should also bring bug spray, a head covering (scarf/hat) and any medication (including an epipen) you may need.
Note: All GirlTrek hikes are free. However, there is a $10/vehicle free to park at the National Park.
August 18, 2018
9:30am - 2:30pm
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
171 Shoreline Drive Harpers Fry
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
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