Trail Segments with Counties

AT through PA – South to North. Trail segments from “Exploring the Appalachian Trail” by Scherer and Hopey. Please see their book for the explicit directions.

For those walking the PA counties, the list below shows every county along the Scherer & Hopey hike breakdown.  This walks the AT through PA south to north.

The hikes start at #4 because the book also includes the AT in Maryland, which is hikes #1-3.

HIKE 4:  Pen Mar County Park to Old Forge picnic grounds

miles: 7.4  kilometers: 12.07  difficulty: easy   elev gain: 1200 to 1450 to 1000

counties: FRANKLIN

HIKE 5:  Old Forge picnic grounds to Caledonia State Park

miles: 10.5  kilometers: 16.9  difficulty: moderate   elev gain: 1000 to 1940 to 1175

counties: FRANKLIN

HIKE 6:  Caledonia State Park to Big Pine Flat Ridge

miles: 11.2  kilometers: 18  difficulty: moderate   elev gain: 900 to 2000 to 1850

counties: FRANKLIN, CUMBERLAND

HIKE 7:  Big Pine Flat Ridge to Pine Grove Furnace State Park

miles: 8.4  kilometers: 13.5  difficulty: easy   elev gain: 1850 to 900

counties: CUMBERLAND

HIKE 8:  Pine Grove Furnace State Park to PA 94 & Sheet Iron Roof Rd

miles: 11  kilometers: 17.7  difficulty: moderate   elev gain: 900 to 1450 to 625 to 800

counties: CUMBERLAND

HIKE 9:  PA 94 & Sheet Iron Roof Rd to Boiling Springs

miles: 8.3  kilometers: 13.36 difficulty: easy   elev gain: 800 to 1150 to 1210 to 450

counties: CUMBERLAND

HIKE 10:  Boiling Springs to Scott Farm Trail Work Center

miles: 11.3  kilometers: 18.2 difficulty: easy   elev gain: 450 to 460 to 425

counties: CUMBERLAND

EXTRA:  Scott Farm Trail Work Center to Cove Mt (not in book)

counties: CUMBERLAND, PERRY

HIKE 11:  Cove Mt to Duncannon (Clark’s Ferry Bridge)

miles: 8.7 kilometers: 14 difficulty: moderate   elev gain: 650 to 1200 to 300

counties: PERRY

HIKE 12:  Duncannon (Clark’s Ferry Bridge) to Peter’s Mt Ridge (PA225N at crest)

miles: 7.3 kilometers: 11.75 difficulty: moderate   elev gain: 350 to 1394 to 1200

counties: DAUPHIN (the bridge separates PERRY and DAUPHIN counties)

HIKE 13:  Peter’s Mt Ridge (PA225N at crest) to Clark Creek (PA Game Commission lot)

miles: 9.6 kilometers: 15.45 difficulty: easy   elev gain: 1200 to 1360 to 575

counties: DAUPHIN

HIKE 14:  Clark Creek (PA Game Commission lot) to Swartara Gap (72W & PA 443)

miles: 15.9  kilometers: 25.6  difficulty: moderate   elev gain: 575 to 1560 to 450

counties: DAUPHIN, LEBANON

HIKE 15:  Swartara Gap (72W & PA 443) to Blue Mt Ridge (PA 645S at AT)

miles: 11.1  kilometers: 17.86  difficulty: moderate   elev gain: 450 to 1460 to 1250

counties: LEBANON, SCHUYLKILL, BERKS

HIKE 16:  Blue Mt Ridge (PA 645S at AT) to Blue Mt Ridge/PA Game Commission (PA 183N at AT)

miles: 10.4  kilometers: 16.74  difficulty: moderate   elev gain: 1250 to 1565 to 1375

counties: SCHUYLKILL, BERKS

HIKE 17:  Blue Mt Ridge/PA Game Commission (PA 183N at AT) to Port Clinton (on Penn St near History museum)

miles: 15.3  kilometers: 24.62  difficulty: moderate   elev gain: 1375 to 1600 to 400

counties: BERKS

HIKE 18:  Port Clinton (on Penn St near History museum) to Pine Swamp Rd at AT (near Eckville)

miles: 15.1  kilometers: 24.3  difficulty: strenuous   elev gain: 400 to 1635 to 500

counties: BERKS

HIKE 19:  Pine Swamp Rd at AT (near Eckville) to PA 309 at AT (near Synders)

miles: 13.5  kilometers: 21.73  difficulty: moderate   elev gain: 500 to 1600 to 1350

counties: SCHUYLKILL, BERKS, LEHIGH

HIKE 20:  PA 309 at AT (near Synders) to Bear Rocks (Bake Oven Knob at AT)

miles: 4.9  kilometers: 7.9  difficulty: moderate   elev gain: 1350 to 1520 to 1400

counties: SCHUYLKILL, LEHIGH, CARBON

HIKE 21:  Bear Rocks (Bake Oven Knob at AT) to Lehigh Gap (PA 873 bridge over Lehigh River)

miles: 9.5  kilometers: 15.3  difficulty: moderate   elev gain: 1400 to 1560 to 400

counties: LEHIGH, CARBON

HIKE 22:  Lehigh Gap (PA 873 bridge over Lehigh River) to Smith Gap Rd (near Kunkletown)

miles: 12.6  kilometers: 20.28  difficulty: strenuous   elev gain: 400 to 1420 to 1580

counties: CARBON, NORTHHAMPTON, MONROE

HIKE 23:  Smith Gap Rd (near Kunkletown) to Wind Gap

miles: 8  kilometers: 12.87  difficulty: easy   elev gain: 1580 to 1420 to 960

counties: NORTHHAMPTON, MONROE

HIKE 24:  Wind Gap to Fox Gap

miles: 8.1  kilometers: 13.04  difficulty: moderate  elev gain: 960 to 1575 to 1220

counties: NORTHHAMPTON, MONROE

HIKE 25:  Fox Gap to Delaware Water Gap

miles: 7  kilometers: 11.27  difficulty: easy  elev gain: 1220 to 1480 to 300

counties: NORTHHAMPTON, MONROE

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