Appalachian Trail: PA 443 to PA 645

Need a quick getaway? This 11-mile hike drops into Swatara Gap, then continues to wooded campsites and overlooks above two lakes.
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Need a quick getaway? This 11-mile hike drops into Swatara Gap, then continues to wooded campsites and overlooks above two lakes.

Shelter: William Penn Shelter; sleeps 16.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 17.6

Waypoints

WPT012

Location: 40.4802169799805, -76.5326309204102

Old State Rd.

WPT006

Location: 40.4820671081543, -76.528450012207

Gravel Rd

WPT002

Location: 40.4960632324219, -76.4157257080078

Trail to William Penn Shelter

WPT014

Location: 40.4816818237305, -76.5443344116211

Trail to the W

WPT011

Location: 40.4803504943848, -76.5317001342774

Iron bridge

WPT009

Location: 40.5071601867676, -76.3770751953125

PA 645; parking

WPT004

Location: 40.496150970459, -76.4646987915039

Camping; views of Lake Weiss and Lake Stause

WPT013

Location: 40.4957313537598, -76.4141540527344

William Penn Shelter

WPT015

Location: 40.4803352355957, -76.5470352172852

AT continues straight @ jct. with trail to E

WPT009

Location: 40.4786987304688, -76.527717590332

I-81 underpass

WPT016

Location: 40.4819183349609, -76.5507354736328

PA 443; parking

WPT010

Location: 40.4786491394043, -76.5283203125

AT turns W

WPT011

Location: 40.501033782959, -76.4002685546875

State Game Land Boundary

WPT008

Location: 40.4795684814453, -76.5278015136719

Water source