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Welcome to West Virginia

You can begin or end your hike at hundreds of places between the Appalachian Trail's northern and southern ends. Here's what to expect in West Virginia. 

A.T. Miles in State
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Easy to Moderate
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The West Virginia section of the A.T. is mostly in historic Harpers Ferry, the site of John Brown's Raid and notable Civil War battles.
In addition, be sure to stop by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's headquarters, accessible off the A.T. via a 0.2-mile blue-blazed trail.


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There is no camping in the town of Harpers Ferry or Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
However, there are a number of commercial campgrounds nearby, and there are a variety of places to stay in town, ranging from B&Bs, hostels, motels and an inn.

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West Virginia Elevation Map

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