APPALACHIAN TRAIL

LOCATION: South Central Pennsylvania
HIKE STARTS: PA 16
HIKE ENDS: Caledonia State Park
TOTAL DISTANCE: 14.6 Miles
HIKE TYPE: One Way, Shuttle Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Difficult
TRAILS USED: Appalachian Trail
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Heavy
TRIP TYPE: Day or Overnight Hike

MORE INFORMATION:
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
799 West Washington Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-6331

HIGHLIGHTS: This is another short section of the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania that heads northbound from PA 16 to Caledonia State Park at US 30. The A.T. passes a number of shelters in this area including the Antietam, Tumbling Run, and Rocky Mountain Shelters. At US 30, the Trail passes through Caledonia State Park which has a picnic area, restrooms, a public telephone, campsites, a shower, a snack area, and a pool. Pennsylvania summers are very hot and humid, and the pool was a welcome site during our thru-hike. The Thaddeus Stevens blacksmith shop is also located in the park and it has a small museum. Thaddeus Stevens was an abolitionist and owned the shop during the Civil War. The area was destroyed by Confederate troops en route to the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

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