APPALACHIAN TRAIL

LOCATION: South Central Pennsylvania
HIKE STARTS: MD/PA Border
HIKE ENDS: PA 16
TOTAL DISTANCE: 2.7 Miles
HIKE TYPE: One Way, Shuttle Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Easy to Moderate
TRAILS USED: Appalachian Trail
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Heavy
TRIP TYPE: Day Hike

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

HIGHLIGHTS: The Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania covers 229 miles of trail and starts just 0.2 miles north of the Pen Mar State Park. Pennsylvania is notorious for its foot-bruising, boot-destroying rocks, and there are some fairly strenuous climbs in and out of gaps in the ridges of the Allegheny Mountains. This short section covers only a few miles from the Pen Mar State Park to PA 16 between the towns of Waynesboro and Blue Ridge Summit. Laid Back Sue and I hiked it one morning and then caught a ride into town to re-supply for the week.

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