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Hike 4: Murphy-Chambers Farm Loop in Harpers Ferry


This pleasant, fairly level hike (2.3 miles, 400' ascent) in Harpers Ferry features a great view of the Shenandoah River and Civil War sites, related to John Brown's Raid and the first meeting of Niagara movement - a pioneer in Civil Rights history. Parking is available at the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park Visitor Center at 171 Shoreline Dr, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. Take a free shuttle into the town. Find more information at The yellow highlight is used to illustrate the recommended route. From parking, cross Shoreline Drive, ascend the steps, turn left onto the trail. Proceed down the steps and cross the bridge. The Murphy Farm sign begins a counterclockwise loop along an unpaved road. Proceed left to and from the Murphy-Chambers House and continue on trail. Take a left to and from cannons and continue on trail, passing the first Earthworks trail. Take a right at the second junction and proceed straight to Earthworks. Retrace steps to continue on trail. Continue to River Vista. Continue to John Brown Fort foundation. Go to and from the Struggle to the Heights sign. At the end of the loop, retrace steps back to parking. Through volunteer efforts, education and advocacy, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) maintains and protects a section of the Appalachian Trail, in addition to the Tuscarora and other nearby trails and trail lands, in the Mid-Atlantic region for the enjoyment of present and future hikers. Visit to learn more about our mission and find volunteer opportunities. PATC expressly disclaims responsibility for the condition or location of trails, features, or facilities shown on this map, or for occurrences on them, at any time whatsoever. Reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this map, but users are requested to report map corrections and trail information to This map was originally published as part of a printed guidebook, comprised of 70 numbered hikes, crafted for the 2015 ATC Biennial Conference.

Price: $ 0.99 USD

Vendor: Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Inc.

Category: Historical

Activities: Hiking

Published: 2015-July

Language: English

Size: 8.7 MB

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