This point-to-point run on the Appalachian Trail (AT) starts at Snickers Gap (Route 7) and finishes in Harpers Ferry. While none is larger than 400 feet, the climbs are numerous, and the 1.5 miles after Key’s Gap are especially rocky. This run is a favorite of the “Leesburg Mafia,” who named it because invariably someone “dies” whenever they run it.
The run starts at the trailhead on the north side of Route 7 at Snickers Gap, and finishes in Harpers Ferry at the Route 340 bridge over the Shenandoah River. Aid can be dropped at Key’s Gap/Charles Town Pike (Route 9) about 14 miles into the run. There is also a convenience store 0.2 miles to the east on Route 9.