“A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.”
The stone steps to your left are part of the Appalachian Trail - a 2,200-mile footpath from Georgia to Maine. Climb the steps to some of the most scenic views in Harpers Ferry. Walk 300 yards to Jefferson Rock for a view that Thomas Jefferson described as "worth a voyage across the Atlantic."
Take a side trail to Lockwood House, Storer College, and the Appalachian Trail Visitor Center. Or keep walking 1,000 miles south to Springer Mountain, Georgia.
Begin your journey here.
Erected by Appalachian Trail Conservancy - National Park Service.
Location. 39° 19.388′ N, 77° 43.835′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Appalachian Trail - High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Casualty of War (a few steps from this marker); Sweets for Harpers Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Harper House Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Harper House (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2018, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2018, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.