Heading north on the Appalachian Trail from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, a tall mountain stands above the train tracks. If one looks closely there is an outcropping of rocks at the peak known as Weverton Cliffs. The cliffs are found on the southern end of South Mountain. Rising 475 feet above sea level, a switch back trail leads up the side of the mountain.
So put your hiking boots on and let’s climb a mountain together! Heading over the footpath next to the train tracks, we’ll cross the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers.
Great views of the Harpers Ferry train tunnel that stands large along the landscape. Feeling tiny along here, we’ll head down and find the C&O Canal Towpath.
Now take a deep breath as the next mile and a half is up hill. Going up nearly 550 feet on switchbacks, there’s no break. The scenery doesn’t help as it’s also breathtaking.
At last we find the top and the reward are stunning views from Weverton Cliffs. Harper’s Ferry is way off in the distance in the top right. Barely seen from the cliffs. Hard to imagine that we started way back there just a couple of hours ago.
So happy that you joined this hike with me. Now the rest is a piece of cake as it’s all downhill from here!