Hike the AT to Weverton Cliffs

Weverton Cliffs Trailhead

Distance

3 Miles

Elevation Gain

1500 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Easy Parking
Forest
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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.

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $133/night

Liberty Hill Camp

Aspers, Pennsylvania

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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.

Amazing Views

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!

Distance

3 Miles

Elevation Gain

1500 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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