Waterford, Virginia

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  • Waterford, Virginia

    Hike the Historical Phillips Farm in Waterford

    4.0
    1 mi / 10 ft gain
    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 short, 1 mile hike and almost completely flat. If y...
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  • Dickerson, Maryland

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

    5.0
    10 mi / 165 ft gain
    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!
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  • Knoxville, Maryland

    Explore Point of Rocks/ Potomac River Overlook

    4.0
    0.2 mi / 95 ft gain
    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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  • Leesburg, Virginia

    Hike the Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Loop

    5.0
    1.2 mi / 100 ft gain
    Red Rock Wilderness Overlook provides 60+ acres of trails to explore right in Leesburg, Virginia. The site is home to some ruins and buildings from the late 1800's and is a wonderful spot for picnics, hiking, trail running, and geocaching.The preferable loop is to take the trail that leads straig...
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  • Purcellville, Virginia

    Explore Potomac Wayside Park

    4.0
    0.25 mi / 75 ft gain
    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 eventually to the Potomac River. There is also a trail...
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  • Knoxville, Maryland

    Hike the AT to Weverton Cliffs

    4.9
    3 mi / 1500 ft gain
    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 ...
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  • Knoxville, Maryland

    Hike to Maryland Heights

    4.8
    2.8 mi / 900 ft gain
    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 lot holds about 16 cars and is between Locks 33 and ...
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  • Knoxville, Maryland

    Hike Maryland Heights Trail Loop

    5.3 mi / 1600 ft gain
    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 history in one of the most important historical areas i...
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  • Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    Hike Weverton Cliffs Overlook from Harpers Ferry

    5.0
    8.2 mi / 925 ft gain
    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 hop on the C&O canal trail. This is the point w...
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  • Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    Hike Maryland Heights via Harpers Ferry

    4.5
    4.2 mi / 800 ft gain
    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 take a left on the C&O Canal trail. You will s...
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  • Dickerson, Maryland

    Hike the Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

    4.7
    6.05 mi / 1509 ft gain
    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. 
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  • Bluemont, Virginia

    Hike to Bears Den Overlook

    4.4
    1.31 mi / 164 ft gain
    Bears Den is a collection of rocks and boulders that overlooks the Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, just off the Appalachian Trail. You have two options to access this overlook: park at the bottom of the mountain and hike up to the overlook via the trail, or drive to the top and access the...
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  • Bluemont, Virginia

    Hike to Raven Rock

    4.3
    5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Starting at a small parking lot right off of Route 7 (wuick right onto Pine Grove Road) this hike takes you North on the Appalachian Trail in a very hilly/rocky part of the trail. Expect to gain and lose 300 feet+ multiple times! It's about 2.5 miles each way so budget at least a few hours to go ...
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  • Cool Spring Path South Parking, Virginia

    Hike Cool Spring Path

    4.0
    2 mi / 70 ft gain
    The Cool Spring Path South is an old golf course that has been and still is in the process of being returned to its natural state by Shenandoah University. The paved paths from the golf course make this an easy hike for anyone. For those who may be in a wheelchair, this loop should be fully acces...
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  • Aldie, Virginia

    Relax at Aldie Park

    Small park with nice walking trails, picnic tables, and a waterfall that cascades down from a dam. Its a wonderful place to take the family or just go for a breath of fresh air. Its also right near the downtown area of Aldie, which has a bakery, juice/smoothie shop, and other great shops to stop ...
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  • Sterling, Virginia

    Washington & Old Dominion Trail and Broadlands Ramble

    5.0
    19.55 mi / 863 ft gain
    Washington & Old Dominion Trail and Broadlands Ramble is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Ashburn, Virginia.
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Camping and Lodging in Waterford

Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA Holiday
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA Holiday

Rohrbach Group Campground
Sharpsburg, Maryland

Rohrbach Group Campground

Camp Round Meadow
Thurmont, Maryland

Camp Round Meadow

Camp Misty Mount
Thurmont, Maryland

Camp Misty Mount

Poplar Grove Youth Group Campground
Sabillasville, Maryland

Poplar Grove Youth Group Campground

Hagerstown / Antietam Battlefield KOA Holiday
Williamsport, Maryland

Hagerstown / Antietam Battlefield KOA Holiday

Guides, Insights and Stories from Waterford

How the Outdoors Won in the Recent Spending Bill

How the Outdoors Won in the Recent Spending Bill

Outdoor Alliance

7 Sunrise Photos from Virginia's Historic Leesylvania State Park

7 Sunrise Photos from Virginia's Historic Leesylvania State Park

Nick Palastro