The Sierra Club's Annual One Day Hike
–  Since 1974  –

Washington, DC to Harper's Ferry, WV
–  50K • 100K  –

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        50K Start (White's Ferry)

        100K Start (Georgetown)

        End Point (Harper's Ferry)

        Shady Grove Metro


        Individual Stations


        Seneca Creek, MD

        Edwards Ferry, MD

        White's Ferry, MD

        Point of Rocks, MD

        Harper's Ferry, WV

        Bolivar Center (end)



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Directions Station to Station

From 100K START to OLD ANGLERS (12.3 mi):
From parking lot, turn left onto Rock Creek Pkw, getting into the right lane. Go 0.1 mi and take first exit, marked “K Street – Whitehurst Freeway.” Loop up the ramp and turn right at the light onto one of the 2 closest lanes, for the Whitehurst Freeway. (The 2 farther lanes go to K St.) Go 0.8 mile and turn right at T-intersection light onto Canal Rd.
After 0.5 mi, turn left at light to stay on Canal Rd.

After 2.6 mi, at a light with Chain Bridge on the left, continue straight onto Clara Barton Pkwy. Go another 2.6 mi, where you encounter a tricky spot: your route will ascend and be joined by a lane on the left. Merge into that lane and bear left to continue on parkway. After another 4.1 mi, turn left at the Tintersection onto MacArthur Blvd. Go 1.1 mi and turn left into an unpaved parking lot, across the street from the Old Angler’s Inn. After parking, walk further down (away from street) and cross the canal over footbridge to the support

From OLD ANGLERS Inn to SENECA CREEK (12.5 mi):

From parking lot, turn left onto Macarthur Blvd and go 1.1 mile. Turn righ at T-intersection onto Falls Rd. Go 2 mi and turn left at the light onto River Rd in Potomac. Go 8.1 mi to a T-intersection where MD-190 ends. Turn left, still on River Rd west. Go 0.7 mi and take first left onto Riley’s Lock Rd. Continue 0.7 mi to the end; the parking lot is on the left. The support station is in front of the lockhouse.


Head north 0.7 mi on Riley’s Lock Rd and turn left onto River Rd west. Go 5.9 mi and turn slight right on Mt Nebo Rd. After 1.6 mi, continue straight on W Offutt Rd. Go 0.8 mi and turn at T-intersection onto Edwards Ferry Rd. After 1.1 mi, turn left to remain on Edwards Ferry Rd. Continue 0.1 mi to the parking lot with boat launch.


Head east on Edwards Ferry Rd for 0.1 mi and bear left onto River Rd. After 1.4 mi, take slight left turn, then take 1st right turn to stay on River Rd. After 2.8 mi, turn left to stay on River Rd. After 0.5 mi, road turns right and becomes Whites Ferry Rd. After 0.2 mi, turn left and proceed to parking lot on the right.

From parking lot, turn left, then left again onto Whites Ferry Rd. Go 2.6 mi and turn left onto Martinsburg Rd. After 0.4 mi, turn right to stay on Martinsburg Rd. After 3.8 mi, turn right to stay on Martinsburg Rd. After 1.5 mi, bear left onto MD-28 (Dickerson Rd) west. Go 1.2 mi and turn left onto Mouth of Monocacy Rd. After 1.2 mi, bear left and proceed to parking area.

Head east for 1.2 mi on Mouth of Monocacy Rd, bearing right near the beginning. Turn left onto MD-28 (Dickerson Rd) west. After 3.3 mi, turn left to stay on MD-28 west. After 4.6 mi, turn left onto Commerce St (just before the light for US- 15), and follow around and parallel to the RR tracks for 0.1 mi. Cross the tracks and wooden bridge to the parking area.

Cross the canal over the wooden bridge and the train tracks, and turn left onto Commerce St. Follow for 0.1 mi parallel the tracks and as road turns to the right. Turn left onto MD-28, then make an immediate right onto US-15 north. After 1 mi, come to traffic circle.

Go three quarters of the way around, exiting onto MD-464 (Point of Rocks Rd) west. After 6.9 mi, turn right at the light to stay on MD-464 (Souter Rd) west. After 0.9 mi, turn left onto MD-17 (Burkittsville Rd/Petersville Rd) south. After 0.9 mi, come to traffic circle. Go two thirds of the way around and exit following signs to A St and MARC station. Take 1st right onto Maple St. Continue 0.1 mi and park in train station lot. The support station is directly ahead on Maple, across the towpath.

Head north (out of the train station and into town) on Maple St and bear left at intersection with A St to reach traffic circle after 0.2 mi. Take the 2nd right turn (about one third around the circle) onto MD-17 (Burkittsville Rd/Petersville Rd) north. After 0.9 mi, turn left at the light to stay on MD-17 north. After 1.3 mi, turn left to merge onto US-340 west.

After 7.2 mi (and 3 mi after crossing the Potomac River and 1 mi after crossing the Shenandoah River), turn right at the light onto US-340 Alt (Washington St). See map . After 0.7 mi, turn right onto Panama St; BCC is on the right. To park for more than a few minutes, pass Panama St and take the next left turn onto Cleveland St, and an immediate left into BCT parking lot.

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