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How to Hike the Appalachian Trail in West Virginia


Stretching from Georgia to Maine, Appalachian Trail spans through 14 states and leads hikers alongside 2,200 miles of rugged terrain surrounded by astounding beauty all the way. Completing the trail is a daunting task and takes an average of 4 to 6 months to complete. However, The Mountain State is the perfect place for those looking to explore a portion of this nationally known wonder.

The historic town of Harpers Ferry is home to four miles of the Appalachian Trail as well as the conservancy – the trail’s headquarters. Stop by the Visitor’s Center to pick up resources such as guides and maps, shop souvenirs and learn more about the perfect day-hikes available. Sitting at an elevation between 265 and 1,200 feet, the slice of the trail here is deemed easy to moderate.

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