Location: South Central Pennsylvania
Trip Starts: MD/PA Border
Trip 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


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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