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Split Rock Overlook, Harpers Ferry

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Split Rock Overlook reviews

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  • We hiked 8 miles round trip directly from our room at the Quality Inn on a connector trail across and then left on Union Street. 
    We hiked 8 miles round trip directly from our room at the Quality Inn on a connector trail across and then left on Union Street.  more »
  • From Harpers Ferry National Historical Park we hiked the Appalachian Trail to the Loudoun Heights Trail to the Split Rock Overlook. The hike is moderate, about 7 miles total, and the views were... 
    From Harpers Ferry National Historical Park we hiked the Appalachian Trail to the Loudoun Heights Trail to the Split Rock Overlook. The hike is moderate, about 7 miles total, and the views were...  more »
  • Fantastic trail and very well-maintained. Views are awesome! I would highly recommend this hike! You can connect to other trails as well if you desire a longer hike. That's what we did! 
    Fantastic trail and very well-maintained. Views are awesome! I would highly recommend this hike! You can connect to other trails as well if you desire a longer hike. That's what we did!  more »
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  • Split Rock overlooks Harpers Ferry where the Shenandoah River meets the Potomac River. The view was awesome and we only ran into about 15 people during our 6 mile (4 hour) hike up and down the Loudoun Heights Trail. We hike a lot, so it took us under 2 hours to hike to Split Rock from the bridge where 340 crosses the Shenandoah River. The trail follows the 340 pedestrian sidewalk across the Shenandoah on the left side of the 340 bridge and then the concrete path goes under the bridge and the trail begins up the mountain. I recommend following the Appalachian trail (white blaze) all the way to the top of the mountain until it comes to a T with the Blue trail and a wooden sign. Then taking a left and following the Blue trail along the top of the mountain ridge until the Blue trail ends at Split Rock. The Blue trail along the mountain ridge was much easier to hike than the Orange trail along the side of the mountain. Split Rock is huge and white and on the side of a cliff, not to be confused with the large rock pictured below. If you can only hike once in Harpers Ferry, you might want to hike Maryland Heights instead.
  • Great views. Easy day hike from Harper's Ferry.
  • Great view on Harper's ferry.
  • A very underrated hike. Perfect for newbies. The views were breath taking2
  • Fantastic view. Worth the hike.

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