Appalachian Trail: PA 309 to Lehigh Gap

See why thru-hikers nickname this area Rocksylvania. This 13.5-mile leg runs along a knife-edge ridge, then scrambles around sedan-sized boulders, and ends at a refreshing swimming hole in the Lehigh River.
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See why thru-hikers nickname this area Rocksylvania. This 13.5-mile leg runs along a knife-edge ridge, then scrambles around sedan-sized boulders, and ends at a refreshing swimming hole in the Lehigh River.

Shelters: Baked Oven Knob Shelter; sleeps 6. George W. Outerbridge Shelter; sleeps 6.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 21.7

Waypoints

WPT012

Location: 40.780101776123, -75.6460189819336

Blue blaze North Trail; very scenic 2 mi.

WPT009

Location: 40.7824821472168, -75.6195831298828

Blue blaze North Trail

WPT023

Location: 40.7672004699707, -75.6980514526367

AT relocation

WPT012

Location: 40.7074317932129, -75.8073654174805

PA 309; Blue Mountain Summit; parking

WPT025

Location: 40.754451751709, -75.7268981933594

Trail to shelter

WPT006

Location: 40.7307014465332, -75.7677307128906

The Knife Edge

WPT016

Location: 40.7758331298828, -75.6750869750976

Blue blaze to view

WPT003

Location: 40.7835998535156, -75.6056365966797

AT turns E on PA 248

WPT014

Location: 40.7781982421875, -75.6600341796875

Blue blaze to view

WPT013

Location: 40.7796897888184, -75.6525573730469

Radio Tower; PA turnpike goes under Lehigh Valley Mtn. through tunnel

WPT020

Location: 40.7697830200195, -75.6941833496094

Ashfield Road; AT relocation; Lehigh Furnace Gap; parking

WPT010

Location: 40.7809829711914, -75.6379318237305

Gravel road

WPT007

Location: 40.7825164794922, -75.6178359985352

George W. Outerbridge Shelter

WPT026

Location: 40.7541999816894, -75.7269821166992

Bake Oven Knob Shelter

WPT027

Location: 40.7487182617188, -75.7340316772461

Bake Oven Knob

WPT006

Location: 40.7827987670898, -75.6169509887695

Piped spring

WPT015

Location: 40.778450012207, -75.6618347167969

View N

WPT004

Location: 40.732666015625, -75.7621307373047

View

WPT008

Location: 40.7228660583496, -75.7830963134766

Powerline

WPT002

Location: 40.7820281982422, -75.6037292480469

PA 248

WPT005

Location: 40.7809829711914, -75.6120681762695

Trail to Osprey House

WPT021

Location: 40.7689018249512, -75.6955261230469

Powerline

WPT007

Location: 40.7231330871582, -75.7827987670898

Blue blaze to New Tripoli Campsite

WPT017

Location: 40.775032043457, -75.6766815185547

Game land marker

WPT011

Location: 40.7099685668945, -75.8046340942383

AT turns E

WPT024

Location: 40.7822685241699, -75.6039199829102

PA 248, AT crosses PA 248 here before backtracking on the otherside of the road and then turning L onto PA 873 over bridge

WPT004

Location: 40.7811012268066, -75.6086349487305

PA 873; AT crosses bridge across Lehigh River

WPT001

Location: 40.7447319030762, -75.7380142211914

Bake Over Knob Road; parking

WPT011

Location: 40.7803649902344, -75.6413192749024

Line

WPT023

Location: 40.7836265563965, -75.6045989990234

Lehigh Gap; gravel parking lot

WPT003

Location: 40.7344017028809, -75.758918762207

Blue blaze to Bear Rocks

DSCF0825

Location: 40.7686004638672, -75.6961975097656

DSCF0819

Location: 40.782585144043, -75.6175994873047