Appalachian National Scenic Trail - Pennsylvania Section

PointToPoint • 232 mi • 0 ft

This 2,155-mile national scenic trail from Maine to Georgia cuts across southeastern Pennsylvania between New Jersey and the Mason-Dixon Line at Maryland. The Appalachian Trail (AT) traverses ridges and dips through gaps, logging some of its most rugged miles within this state. The Pennsylvania leg takes the better part of a month to complete. Special attractions: Vistas, fall hawk migration, laurel and rhododendron, historic sites, fall foliage.
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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Rouzerville
Length: 232 total miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Point-to-point
Skill Level: Strenuous
Season: Spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 500 feet
Top Elevation: 2,000 feet
Local Contacts: Appalachian Trail Conference
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Hiked the trail over the May 20, 2000 weekend. The weather was absolutely miserable. It rained until noon Sat. Started agian about ten o'clock Sat. night and didn''t stop until eight Sun moring. Rained off and on all day Sunday. I hiked about 21mi. total from Boiling Springs to Pine Grove Furnace. Nice hike, but not much to look at. There is one look out point about four miles in from Wiskey Springs, but could not see a thing since it was raining and foggy. Some nice steep and long inclines, but the nice part is you have to go down all that way too. First hike of the season, so over did it-feels great though once you know you have done it.

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