Point of Rocks/ Potomac River Overlook

Harpers Ferry Road

Short and steep hike in a historically rich region with beautiful views of the Potomac River. 

Park at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal parking lot. Walk to the US 15 and cross the road. Trail is not marked, though its faint traces can be detected as you continue on. GPS is recommended. Enjoy the overlook and when you're ready to go back, retrace your steps. 

Photos: Matthew and Heather, Mark Plummer, Terps Travel

Pack List

  • Good shoes
  • Water
  • GPS
  • Sun protection
  • Layers
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RT Distance 0.2 Miles
Elevation Gain 95 Feet
Activities Mountain Biking, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back


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good place to snap a 'gram!

A nice, photogenic place to stop after hiking Harpers Ferry.

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