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Harpers Ferry, Virginia, United States

Virginius Island - Harpers Ferry

Great history walk along the banks, ruins

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.3 miles / 2.1 km
Duration: 1 hour or less
Family Friendly • Dog Friendly
 
Overview: a great history hike with tons of ruins and artifacts!

this flat, easy trail goes along the banks of the Shenandoah river and a railway as you visit the water ductworks of a once active mill site. Interpretive signs show pictures of the day.

There are other loops to make this trail longer.

Civil war reenactments are often nearby in the park.

This hike is great for the end of the day, when there is no more light to do the more difficult hikes in the area.


Tips:

  • great for lunch
  • civil war reenactments nearby
  • quiet walk
  • visit Harpers Ferry building nearby

Points of Interest

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trailhead

trailhead shows map and other possible derivative hike.
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trailview

trailview on a sunny day.

trail is totally flat, rich with ruins of a mill and factory buildings. lots of water ductways
Building
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mill water ducts

ruins of mill water ducts
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more water ducts and artifacts

more water ducts along the shenandoah river and artifacts, going clockwise in the loop
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trail view

flat trail view, with blue flowers in the forested area.
Building
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more water ducts

yet more water ducts
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walk next to the rail

a nice walk next to the rails
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nice quiet walk along the rails

nice walking next to the rails, forested on the right, rails on the left
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intersection, rock wall

intersection, turn back to loop

rock wall
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trail view

nice forested trail view
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water wall

water rock wall, great rocks
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water ducting for the mill

water ducting for the mill, tons of water walls
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bridge view and artifact

bridge view and artifact
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railroad crossing

railroad view
Pictures in this guide taken by: indiana_jones
Reviews
indiana_jones
5 stars for the great mill ruins, and the hike along the railway!
Visited on Apr 15, 2011

by indiana_jones on Apr 16, 2011

Virginius Island - Harpers Ferry Trail Map


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