#TravelsWithOllie: Maryland Heights Trail
November 27, 2017
This year for Black Friday I headed west for a day spent in nature with my favorite pack. Ollie, myself and husband, David, headed for Harper's Ferry, West Virginia while Annie + Murray (the seniors) snuggled up in their cozy beds at home.
We parked at the Harper's Ferry National Park lot and walked the 2 miles into the beautiful, historic town. It was quite busy in town with groups of families taking advantage of the beautiful weather so we opted to follow the Appalachian Trail across the Potomac river and north on the C&O Canal. Then we headed to the Maryland Heights Overlook Trailhead and began climbing.
The trail is 2.8 miles of steep climbing – very steep – so be sure to wear proper shoes and bring water, you will need it. Along the way you'll pass by Civil War-era stone fortifications and encampments giving you an idea of what the area was like 156 years ago. While the climb is challenging the view is certainly worth the effort, I think Ollie would agree. It's hard to think of a better way to spend a beautiful fall day.