Maryland Heights

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425

Maryland Heights

Maryland Heights Professional Guide

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"Also known as “Harpers Ferry,” the cliffs of Maryland Heights are actually located across the river from the historic town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. With the highest cliff in the northern Virginia and western Maryland area, you’d think the rock here would be packed with climbers every weekend. Well, it’s not—and for good reason. While the cliffs at Maryland Heights are over 200 feet high, they are also quite loose and vegetated. Toproping here can be difficult, and the lead climbs are often scary, so most climbers choose to simply climb elsewhere. However, there are a few good routes to do here if you are adventurous or live in the immediate area. There are certainly many more possible routes beyond what is included in this guide; consult Mark Kochte’s Climb Maryland! for complete coverage."

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AMC's Best Day Hikes in The Shenandoah Valley (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Jennifer Adach and Michael R. Martin
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"Enjoy a trip through Harpers Ferry before heading up Maryland Heights for a great view of town." Read more

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Harpers Ferry
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Dec 2018