This was our last hike of 2019.
We squeezed it in during that weird period between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
For Lexi and me, it was our second hike up Weverton Cliffs (route description). For the boys, it was their first real mountain climb.
Weverton Cliffs, Md. is the third mountain hike accessible from Harpers Ferry, after Maryland Heights and Loudon Heights. It’s a 9-mile out-and-back from Harpers Ferry — much too far for a 2yo and 4yo — so we opted to start from the car park at the base of the mountain.
The route is part of the Appalachian Trail. It’s a short and easy climb and rewards walkers with some of the best views of this area. It’s well worth doing but I’d avoid weekend afternoons.