Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Map of TRACK Trail at Harpers Ferry

The Harpers Ferry National Historical Park TRACK Trail is along the Confederate Battlefield Trail. The 1.4 mile loop features views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Potomac River water gap and the Shenandoah Valley.

The trail loops up on to Schoolhouse Ridge which was one of General T. “Stonewall” Jackson’s main battle lines during the Civil War. Under Jackson’s command, the Confederacy captured 12,5000 Union troops the largest surrender of Federal forces during the entire Civil War.

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Collectible sticker for Harpers Ferry

Location Details

Recreational Features:
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality:
Riffles in the river
Field behind a shade tree
Overlook of the river
River from an overlook
Cannon in a field
Rocky river at sunset

Adventures for Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Animal Athletes brochure
Hiking

Harpers Ferry: Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.40
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to lizard pushups, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains brochure
Hiking

Harpers Ferry: Birds

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.40
The Birds of the Blue Ridge Mountains brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common woodland birds and information on how to identify them through various clues. 
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Harpers Ferry: Hide N' Seek

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.40
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Music of the Mountains brochure
Hiking

Harpers Ferry: Music

Difficulty:
Moderate
Trail length:
1.40
In our Music from the Mountains adventure, kids will discover how different trees found along the trail are used to make traditional Appalachian musical instruments. Kids will be introduced to the different parts of stringed instruments and why certain types of wood were used to make those parts.

Directions

171 Shoreline Drive
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Latitude: 39.325378600000
Longitude: -77.738881800000

The Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Visitor Center is 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

The TRACK Trail is located on Bakerston St. just west of downtown Harpers Ferry, WV.
GPS to Trailhead - 39°19'31.56"N, 77°46'1.33"W 

By Car

From Northern Virginia
From Interstate 495 West take the left exit (EXIT 45) and merge onto VA-267 West, the Dulles Toll Road (stay in local lanes, not express airport traffic lanes) / Dulles Greenway toward Leesburg (Portions toll). Follow to Exit 1, VA-7 W on the left toward Leesburg/Warrenton. Take the VA-9 exit toward Hillsboro / Charles Town, WV merging to the right onto Charles Town Pike / VA-9. After approximately 10 miles on VA-9 you will come to a light where you will bear right onto VA-671 N / Harpers Ferry Road. Follow this road until it ends at the lighted intersection of US 340 / Jefferson Pike. Turn left onto 340. Follow US-340 N to the four way intersection in Harpers Ferry (approximately 2.5 miles), staying in the left lane. Turn left at the light (you will see a large sign for the Park) and continue through to the entrance station.

For directions via plane and train visit the Harpers Ferry National Historical Website at

http://www.nps.gov/hafe/planyourvisit/directions.htm

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Harpers Ferry National Historical Park TRACK Trail was made possible by a partnership between the National Park Service and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program. This project was financed in part by the National Park Service’s CONNECT TRAILS TO PARKS program, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System in 2018.