Maryland Heights Climber's Log

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islandborn11 - Jun 18, 2019 6:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2019

A pleasant hike with lots of wildlife  Sucess!

Got a reasonably early start today and was on the trail by 9 am. With it being a Tuesday, even in June, there was very little traffic on the trails and I saw some cool birds, deer up close, and dozens of tiny little frogs on the main trail that were right underfoot. It was a cool morning with overcast weather and I was down and across the river by noon. Cool, accessible little hike. I had done just the overlook with my son in the fall but the whole thing together is a solid morning.


dandrew - Nov 1, 2017 9:10 pm

With 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.


alexwatson - Mar 6, 2017 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2013

So Enjoyable  Sucess!

Love the town, and this hike gave me a great view.


bmhiker - May 24, 2015 12:11 am Date Climbed: May 23, 2015

Maryland Heights  Sucess!

Great hike


TrailtrekerNJ - Sep 30, 2014 2:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2014

Cardio Work Out  Sucess!

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.

hornj - Apr 8, 2013 6:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2012

Nice Climb: September 13, 2012  Sucess!

Climbed Maryland Heights twice in 2012, once on the trail, once along the face. Great views


hightinerary - Aug 9, 2011 12:17 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2011

River View  Sucess!

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.


rgg - Nov 22, 2010 9:41 am

The 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!


tioga - May 4, 2009 8:28 am Date Climbed: May 2, 2009

Simple  Sucess!

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.


silversummit - Oct 4, 2008 10:40 pm

Hiked 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.


chel3178 - May 27, 2008 9:32 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2008

First guided multi pitch experience  Sucess!

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.


Bluebell08 - Apr 16, 2008 12:52 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2005

Standard Route from C&O Canal  Sucess!

Got caught in a thunderstorm on the way up but enjoyed the views coming down!


vanman798 - Jul 16, 2007 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2002

Nice view  Sucess!

Quick easy walk to a nice look out of Harpers Ferry, and the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.


Dwise - Feb 6, 2007 10:17 pm Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2007

MD Heights  Sucess!

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.


vanman798 - Apr 28, 2005 4:10 pm

Route 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.


chilkoot - Feb 3, 2005 10:02 pm

Route 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.


shanrickv - Apr 25, 2004 8:53 pm

Route 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.


MtnWoman - Apr 3, 2004 11:20 pm

Date Climbed: June 2000  Sucess!

Easy hike; nice view of the town and river.


CharlesD - Mar 31, 2004 11:02 am

Route 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.

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