Explore Point of Rocks/ Potomac River Overlook

4.0
0.2 miles 95 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

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. 

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Nice nearby trail

Not too bad if you're local and want a quick hike for an overlook. Not the best though, either. Lots of ambient noise.

Short, steep, great view!

Walk the c&o trail towards the old train tunnel, cross the tracks and climb over the barrier, you’ll see the steep entrance right above the concrete barrier. Safer than crossing 15.

good place to snap a 'gram!

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

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