Fort Duncan to Harpers Ferry Hike

Date: December 16, 2017

Time: 9:45 AM -1:45 PM

Fillmore Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425   Google Maps Link
(Behind the old Shipley School (across from the ATC offices))


Join Trail and Town Alliance of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar for a pre-Christmas hike exploring one of Harpers Ferry’s best-preserved but least-known Civil War fortifications, Fort Duncan. This shuttled hike will be about five miles on rough and untrailed land, C&O Canal Towpath, and paved and unpaved roads. Meet 9:45 at old Shipley School parking lot, Fillmore Street, in the upper town of Harpers Ferry (across from Appalachian Trail Conservancy). Shuttle to the fort leaves promptly at 10 am. (Shuttle courtesy of River and Trail Outfitters.)

Wear sturdy footwear and clothes appropriate for the season. The hike will last approximately four hours, so bring water and lunch. Fort Duncan is an archaeological site within the C&O Canal NHP. We will tread lightly and take nothing but photos. There is no charge for this hike, which is open to anyone of adequate fitness level for the uneven terrain and length. For more information contact hike leader Clark Dixon at or 304-725-9634.

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