Harper's Ferry Winter Hike to Loudoun Heights

8:30 AM  –  6:00 PM

Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

Meet at: Rockville REI
Registration closed

  • Fitness level  3: Moderate
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Group size: 5

Winter is here! Time to hit the trail, breathe in some fresh air, and take in the sights of historic Harper's Ferry. One of our favorite places to explore this time of year, Loudoun Heights winds past frozen waterfalls while avoiding the crowds that this iconic spot draws at warmer times of the year. There's no better time of year to explore the historic forts and remnants of Civil War history than when the leaves are down and sightlines are clear. Following this looping, moderate trail, we'll hike 6.5 miles on a trail that gains 1000' of elevation at a comfortable pace, learning all about the surrounding ecosystem along the way. We'll also share tips for staying comfortable while hiking and offer insight on planning your own hikes at any time of year. So grab your day pack, lace up those boots and we'll see you at the trailhead!

  • Learn to adapt basic hiking skills to the winter environment
  • Learn how to dress to stay warm, dry and comfortable so you can expand your hiking experience to 4 seasons
  • Learn about local venues that are particularly suited to winter hiking
  • Get a great winter-weather workout
  • Meet other like-minded adventurers
  • Catered meal provided
  • Round-trip transportation provided

Notes

If you have any questions about this class/tour please email us at DC-OS@rei.com or call us at 240.630.1938 M - F 10 am - 5 pm.


Meet at:
Rockville REI

910 Rose Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Harpers Ferry National Historic Park