March 10, 2021
Weverton Cliffs, just outside of Harpers Ferry, in the small town of Knoxville, MD is one of my favorite hikes in the area. From the parking lot to the cliffs and back is about 1.7 miles. It may not be the longest hike, but it has a good bit of incline and switchbacks so it's good for a quick workout and the views are amazing!
Personally, I would recommend this hike over the nearby Maryland Heights. Less crowds and better views! Plus parking is wayyyy easier.
This trail is nice because it starts with a gradual incline before things really get cooking. Not to be missed is my favorite, self-declared local landmark, Toilet Rock. (See first picture) Doesn't it look like a toilet?! After a brief stop, only to take a picture LOL, I kept climbing. I couldn't resist snapping a few more photos as the golden hour danced in the air and off the trees...
I absolutely love paying attention to the little details, seeing random things where they don't necessarily belong. Like the one random contact lense case in the middle of the trail. Who's out in the woods deciding its a good time to change their contacts?! Maybe they wanted to see the cliffs better? *shrug*
I got to the top at the perfect time, just as the sun was shifting to beautiful hues of pink, yellow, gold, and orange...
It was a magical moment as the sun began to dip below the horizon with the sun rays becoming visible and everything glowing under its light. Including the pine needles on the tree!
These cliffs are wonderful because there are so many spots along them to take in the view of the Potomac and Harpers Ferry in the distance. I jumped around to a few different rocks, very carefully, to capture as many angles as I could. AND when editing I couldn't help but play with the colors, what do you think of the edit below? Which do you prefer?
To say that I'm proud of these photos is a bit of an understatement. So happy I decided to hike up a little earlier than scheduled to capture this glorious sunset. It wasn't bad to enjoy the 70º weather either!!