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dandrewWith the Kids  Sucess!


Climbed up the cliffs once as a boy scout. Hiked up with my wife and kids in June 2016. Beautiful views. Hot and humid.
Posted Nov 1, 2017 9:10 pm

alexwatsonSo Enjoyable  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2013
Love the town, and this hike gave me a great view.
Posted Mar 6, 2017 8:38 pm

bmhikerMaryland Heights  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2015


Great hike
Posted May 24, 2015 12:11 am

TrailtrekerNJCardio Work Out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2014


What I enjoyed most was reading the historical facts along the route to find out that President Lincoln did not complete his trek up to review the troops.
Posted Sep 30, 2014 2:29 pm

hornjNice Climb: September 13, 2012  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2012
Climbed Maryland Heights twice in 2012, once on the trail, once along the face. Great views
Posted Apr 8, 2013 6:43 pm

hightineraryRiver View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2011


I like this hike. Over 1,100 feet of gain (to the high point, not the overlook) - very rare in Maryland! I've done it four times, once as part of a tri-state loop including Loudoun Heights and the town of Harpers Ferry.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 12:17 pm

rggThe humble beginnings  Sucess!


... of my hiking and climbing adventures.

This wasn't the first ever hike I did, but I remember it well and consider it the start of my love for hiking and climbing in the mountains.

The guidebook described Harpers Ferry as an interesting historic place, so that's why I went there. The hike wasn't even planned, but when I got to the viewpoint and looked down to where the trail had started, I was hooked!
Posted Nov 22, 2010 9:41 am

tiogaSimple  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2009


An easy stroll up to the overlook and then around the Stone Fort Trail, where there are a few other overlooks. On the Stone Fort Trail, I only met a few people, since most were only up to seeing the overlook over Harpers Ferry.
Posted May 4, 2009 8:28 am

silversummitHiked trail up twice  Sucess!


in the '70s and '80 and only once down. Views are great! "Gobbled" with the turkeys also further north from here as I hiked along one time.
Posted Oct 4, 2008 10:40 pm

chel3178First guided multi pitch experience  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2008


I am a beginner rock climber who has only done a couple of outdoor top rope sessions. So, when an experienced climber suggested multi pitching a 5.8 climb along the side of "The sign" I warned him that I might not be able to make it. But, with just a bit of prodding from him (Denny G.) and Kyle, I decided to try it. Well it was a very amazing experience. Of course I seconded (I think that's the proper term) the climb since I do not know how to trad climb yet. We did it in 6 pitches and I was also talked into rappelling down. I might have some images to add one in paticular that is right next to the sign, I think is really cool. I thought the views of the rivers and of the town of Harper's Ferry were really great! Also, all of the people down below stare at you and take pictures of you, making you feel like a super star! Or that you are crazy, which I'm sure some people think. But in reality, I know this is a pretty small cliff in comparison to many mountains out there.
Posted May 27, 2008 9:32 pm

Bluebell08Standard Route from C&O Canal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2005


Got caught in a thunderstorm on the way up but enjoyed the views coming down!
Posted Apr 16, 2008 12:52 am

vanman798Nice view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2002


Quick easy walk to a nice look out of Harpers Ferry, and the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 4:57 pm

DwiseMD Heights  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2007


Took my dog on the normal trail to the old fort first then to the overlook. The trail to the fort was a little steep.
Posted Feb 6, 2007 10:17 pm

vanman798Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!


I've been up this "hill" twice. Once in 2002, and again in June 2003.

Nice views.
Posted Apr 28, 2005 4:10 pm

chilkootRoute Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: June 1998  Sucess!


Took a "day off" while thru-hiking the AT and decided to relax by taking a hike up to Maryland Heights.
Posted Feb 3, 2005 10:02 pm

shanrickvRoute Climbed: From C.O. Canal Date Climbed: Sept. 16, 2001  Sucess!


Climbed with my son the weekend after 911 to get away from it all and remind ourselves about the good things of living so close to D.C. Easy climb with views that were well worth it.
Posted Apr 25, 2004 8:53 pm

MtnWomanDate Climbed: June 2000  Sucess!


Easy hike; nice view of the town and river.
Posted Apr 3, 2004 11:20 pm

CharlesDRoute Climbed: Standard trail Date Climbed: Feb 28, 1998


Incredible views of the rivers and town below. Threatening weather and no one else around. Very nice.
Posted Mar 31, 2004 11:02 am

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