Appalachian Trail: PA 233 to Shippensburg Road

Go for one, two, or three nights on this 15.5-mile leg featuring a trio of shelters and long shady stretches under classic Pennsylvanian woodlands.
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Go for one, two, or three nights on this 15.5-mile leg featuring a trio of shelters and long shady stretches under classic Pennsylvanian woodlands.

Shelters: Rocky Mountain Shelters; sleeps 8. Quarry Gap Shelters; sleeps 8. Birch Run Shelter; sleeps 8.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 24.9

Waypoints

WPT042

Location: 39.9347152709961, -77.4880142211914

stream

WPT002

Location: 39.9285011291504, -77.4832305908203

Gate

WPT026

Location: 39.9775505065918, -77.4384307861328

Orange blaze Rocky Knob Trail

WPT025

Location: 39.8494491577148, -77.5086441040039

PA 233

WPT021

Location: 39.997615814209, -77.4054183959961

Shippensburg Road; Big Flat; parking

WPT025

Location: 39.9831161499023, -77.4292831420898

Fegley Road, powerline

WPT024

Location: 39.985466003418, -77.4193420410156

Birch Run Shelter

WPT011

Location: 39.907341003418, -77.4840545654297

AT turns W; yellow blaze and white blaze on same trail

WPT005

Location: 39.9226989746094, -77.4846801757812

Off Locust Gap Trail

WPT041

Location: 39.9391326904297, -77.4833984375

Hosack Run Trail

WPT034

Location: 39.9748992919922, -77.4679489135742

AT, Middle Ridge Road

WPT023

Location: 39.8520011901856, -77.5111694335938

Pipeline

WPT010

Location: 39.9079170227051, -77.4836196899414

AT turns W @ jct. with Raccoon Run Trail & Yellow Blazed Ramble Trail

WPT012

Location: 39.9071235656738, -77.4892501831055

AT turns E; footbridge

WPT035

Location: 39.9730491638184, -77.4712142944336

Trail

WPT030

Location: 39.9745330810547, -77.4507141113281

AT turns west

WPT022

Location: 39.8529815673828, -77.5106658935547

Water tanks to E

WPT031

Location: 39.9769515991211, -77.4519195556641

Milesburn Road, cabin may be locked

WPT024

Location: 39.8509330749512, -77.5110321044922

Gravel rd.

WPT033

Location: 39.975700378418, -77.4665985107422

Hill Road

WPT006

Location: 39.9154167175293, -77.4877700805664

Blue blazed Three Valley Trail

WPT015

Location: 39.9046669006348, -77.4896011352539

Pipeline

WPT017

Location: 39.8881149291992, -77.4942169189453

AT turns W; rocky scramble

WPT021

Location: 39.8693504333496, -77.5018692016602

Trail to Rocky Mountain Shelter; .3 mi.

WPT003

Location: 39.9243850708008, -77.4830322265625

Locust Gap trail

WPT036

Location: 39.960334777832, -77.4820022583008

Methodist Hill jeep road

WPT032

Location: 39.9762649536133, -77.4589996337891

Several road intersects

WPT027

Location: 39.9751167297363, -77.441032409668

trail

WPT009

Location: 39.9089012145996, -77.4845962524414

AT turns W

WPT040

Location: 39.9459495544434, -77.4903030395508

AT turns east

WPT013

Location: 39.9065818786621, -77.4894027709961

Pipeline; telephone line

WPT038

Location: 39.9549827575684, -77.4813537597656

Powerline

WPT008

Location: 39.9094009399414, -77.485466003418

Caladonia Picnic; parking

WPT020

Location: 39.870418548584, -77.5012817382812

AT continues E along ridgeline

WPT007

Location: 39.9103012084961, -77.4867477416992

Gravel rd.

WPT043

Location: 39.9315986633301, -77.4862518310547

Quarry Gap Shelter

WPT029

Location: 39.9738655090332, -77.449333190918

Ridge road

DSCF1474

Location: 39.974365234375, -77.4420852661133