Weverton Cliffs with the boys

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.

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Dominic leading the way up Weverton Cliffs.

 

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Owen walked about a 1/3 of the way and went the rest of the way in the backpack.

 

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He refused to walk but took a lot of convincing to get in the backpack 🤷‍♂️.

 

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At the summit junction, where Weverton Cliffs trail splits off from the Appalachian Trail.

 

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At the top enjoying the splendid views!

 

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Looking upstream of the Potomac River, towards Harpers Ferry.

 

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Owen walked most of the way down.

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