Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Tourist Information in Harpers Ferry

The 2160-mile Appalachian Trail is headquartered here at this tremendous resource for hikers, which offers a chance for conversation, information, trail updates and restrooms. Less-ambitious travelers will appreciate the helpful Harpers Ferry map with a summary of several area day hikes, including the 1.5-mile loop around Harpers Ferry that begins here.

The hiker lounge has wi-fi, a computer and a free phone – which sits beside a giant sign reminding hikers to call their mothers.