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Hike the AT to Weverton Cliffs

Knoxville, Maryland

based on 9 reviews



3 miles

Elevation Gain

1500 ft

Route Type



Added by Kristen May

This is a short but challenging hike along the Appalachian Trail through Maryland to a beautiful cliffside overlook of the Potomac River.

The trailhead is located right off Weverton Cliff's Road in Knoxville, Maryland. Park at a Park and Ride on the right side of the road, then walk right out of the parking lot down Weverton Cliff's Road until you see the white blazes of the Appalachian Trail. Follow that trail for 1.5 miles along steep switchbacks and rocky paths to reach Weverton Cliffs. Along those 1.5 miles you come across one of the many camping areas of the AT. Follow the same path you went up back to your car, making this a 3 mile out-and-back trail.

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Hike the AT to Weverton Cliffs Reviews

Good parking at the park and ride lot. Trail is easy to find, very well maintained. We hiked up to the cliffs in the fog, so the view was lacking, but it was still a beautiful hike.

I was hiking the AT southbound through here and decided to stop and enjoy the view. What a spectacular sight! We saw people tubing and canoeing and they just looked like little colorful dots. I'd love to return someday!

Really fun hike, clean trail, and great view

You have to hike this trail in Spring when the Bluebells are in bloom. They are stunning!

Beautiful view. The entrance to the hike is a little tricky to find (there are no signs to the entrance). Was a nice and short intermediate hike.

As someone who hikes little to never I found this hike just challenging enough but very doable for unfit people like myself. Very quick and well worth this uphill climb. The views were stunning. Don't forget your camera!

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