Point of Rocks/ Potomac River Overlook

Harpers Ferry Road - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

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

Distance

0.2 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

95 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Mountain Biking, Hiking

Forest
River
Wildlife

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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good place to snap a 'gram!

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

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