Hike the AT to Weverton Cliffs

3 Miles Round Trip - 1500 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Weverton Cliffs Trailhead - Search Nearby - 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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Photography
Hiking
Easy Parking
Forest
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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3 Miles
1500 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Fun hike

Really fun hike, clean trail, and great view

Hiked this way back in 2010.

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

Beautiful hike

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.