Top Adventures in Knoxville

  • Hike the AT to Weverton Cliffs

    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 Appalac...

    3 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Explore Potomac Wayside Park

    This is a small park along route 340 in Purcellville, Virginia near Harper's Ferry. After you have parked, look for the park sign which will be a few feet behind you. There is a trail that will take you down to the bottom of the waterfall and even...

    0.25 miles 75 ft gain

  • Hike to Maryland Heights

    Maryland Heights is at the convergence of Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia, as well as the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. The Appalachian Trail and C&O Canal Towpath are also easily accessible from the trailhead parking lot. The parking lo...

    2.8 miles 900 ft gain

  • Hike Maryland Heights Trail Loop

    Learn Civil War history as you hike through forts and read signs about the war.  Enjoy beautiful lookouts, including one with a great view of Harpers Ferry.  The 5.3 mile hike is relatively easy and offers an interesting opportunity to learn histo...

    5.3 miles 1600 ft gain

  • Hike Weverton Cliffs Overlook from Harpers Ferry

    Parking and trail head: Park at the Harpers Ferry Visitors Center for $10 (171 Shoreline Dr, Bolivar, WV 25425) and take the shuttle a mile and a half to lower town (free).  Walk straight from the shuttle to the large bridge. Cross the bridge to h...

    8.2 miles 925 ft gain

  • Hike Maryland Heights via Harpers Ferry

    Parking and trail head: Park at the Harpers Ferry Visitors Center for $10 (171 Shoreline Dr, Bolivar, WV 25425) and take the shuttle a mile and a half to lower town (free).  Walk straight from the shuttle to the large bridge. Cross the bridge and ...

    4.2 miles 800 ft gain

  • Explore Point of Rocks/ Potomac River Overlook

    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, retr...

    0.2 miles 95 ft gain

  • Hike the Historical Phillips Farm in Waterford

    This leisurely hike starts at the Old Mill at Waterford in Waterford, Virginia. You can find parking along the side of the road right near the mill.  As you walk down and past the mill you'll see a fence and the beginning of the trail. This is a s...

    1 miles 10 ft gain

  • Walk the Ballenger Creek Park Trail

    There's a huge parking lot available near the trailhead for this easy loop. Great for all ages, and dog friendly. Keep an eye out for wildlife and wildflowers. Trail is accessible from March-October.

    1 miles 60 ft gain

  • Hike along the C&O Canal: Whites Ferry to Edwards Ferry

    Park in the lot on Whites Ferry road and hop on the Chesapeake Ohio towpath. This is an out-and-back so you can make it as short as you want or up to 10 miles. Great for familes and dog friendly!

    10 miles 165 ft gain

  • Hike to Annapolis Rock and Black Rock Cliff

    Hike along the Appalachian Trail as it passes through South Mountain State Park, taking you to a number of very scenic lookout spots.From the parking area, take the connector trail a short distance until you see blue blazes on the left – these wil...

    8 miles 840 ft gain

  • Hike the Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

    Park on Sugarloaf Mountain Drive (as indicated on the map below) to access the trail. It is open from March-November and is dog friendly. 

    6.05 miles 1509 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

      Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields Koa

    • Sharpsburg, Maryland

      Rohrbach Group Campground

      Overview Antietam National Battlefield is the site of the bloodiest one day battle in American history. After twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862, 23,000 soldiers were killed, woun...

    • Williamsport, Maryland

      Hagerstown / Antietam Battlefield Koa

    • Sabillasville, Maryland

      Poplar Grove Youth Group Campground

      Overview Poplar Grove offers youth groups and organizations enjoyable year-round primitive tent camping. Located just steps away from the Catoctin Mountain Park portion of the Catoctin National Rec...

    • Thurmont, Maryland

      Camp Round Meadow

      Overview Camp Round Meadow, a four-season camp, includes four dormitories, dining hall, commercial kitchen, gymnasium and conference room. The facility accommodates a maximum of 120 people. Origin...

    • Thurmont, Maryland

      Camp Misty Mount

      Overview Camp Misty Mount brings together small groups, families and individuals for rustic mountain cabin camping in the Catoctin Mountains of Maryland. The historic stone and wood cabins were bui...

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