This hike climbed more than 1,000 feet through the forest of Elk Ridge, to a rock outcropping overlooking Harper’s Ferry, WV. Overlook Cliffs are a part of the Maryland Heights Loop trail in Maryland, and the view includes the wilds of Virginia across the river. I logged just over 5 miles from town to the top of the cliffs, but the complete hike is more than 6 miles if you include the loop to the Stone Fort. Several sites along the way preserve various Civil War defense locations of Harper’s Ferry, including a Naval artillery battery, stone fort, and two smaller cannon batteries.
The view from the top is really incredible, and encompasses sights for miles around. This is a very popular trail though, so expect to be slightly patient as you jocky for a good photo spot at the top.
Here is a link to All Trails’ summary of the hike, as well as a few photos.