Weverton Cliffs

Frederick, Maryland 21703

Weverton Cliffs

Weverton Cliffs Professional Guide

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"It’s pretty straightforward: follow the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) from the parking lot for a mile to the overlook at Weverton Cliffs."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Best of the Appalachian Trail Day Hikes (Menasha Ridge Press)
Leonard M. Adkins & Victoria and Frank Logue
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"This hike is steep, but it rewards you with a spectacular view of the Potomac River Gorge from the rock outcrop at Weverton Cliffs. This is the most popular section of the Trail in Maryland, with the possible exception of a 0.1-mile piece in Washington Monument Park. Weverton Cliffs can get crowded on pleasant summer days, but the walk is just as pretty in the off-season if you are interested in some solitude. The plaque at Weverton Cliffs remembers Congressman Goodloe E. Byron, a longtime supporter of the A.T." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5 hours
382 feet
Trailhead Elevation
845 feet
Top Elevation
South Mountain State Park, 301-791-4767, tinyurl.com/southmtnsp
Local Contacts
Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Appalachian Trail Across Maryland, Sections 1 to 7; USGS Harpers Ferry
Local Maps

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Dec 2018