Trails Less Traveled: Stone Fort Hike

Ruins of Stone Fort

(NPS Photo)

Join us for a guided hike filled with nature and history. Abe Lincoln wanted to inspect the stone fort on top of Maryland Heights but wasn’t able to make it all the way up…can you? We’ll pass three Union gun emplacements and some beautiful overlooks before reaching the fort at the top of Maryland Heights. Along the way we’ll see osprey and bald eagle nests and other native (and some exotic) species. Come prepared with proper footwear, plenty of water, and a lunch or snack to eat at the top.

The hike leader is volunteer Dave Cahan. Dave hikes the park's 25 miles of trails frequently and is familiar with the historic and natural features of each. His dog Rosie is one of the park's BARK Rangers ambassadors.

7+ miles, rated MODERATELY DIFFICULT, 1000ft elevation gain, steep walking on dirt roads and trails. Meet at The Point in Lower Town Harpers Ferry.

Proceeds from this program benefit the Harpers Ferry Park Association’s ongoing mission of supporting the park’s interpretive and educational programs and providing aid to conservation and preservation projects.

($10 Donation Per Person, Limited to 15 hikers)

There are limited spaces available. Registration is required. We also require masks and social distancing measures to keep our guides and visitors safe.

Sunday, April 25, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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After submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email with details.