Appalachian Trail: PA 850 to Clarks Ferry Bridge

This 10.4-miler climbs weathered mountain ridges to several rocky overlooks then ends on the banks of the Susquehanna River, the longest river on the East Coast.
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This 10.4-miler climbs weathered mountain ridges to several rocky overlooks then ends on the banks of the Susquehanna River, the longest river on the East Coast.

Shelters: Cove Mountain Shelter; sleeps 8.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 16.8

Waypoints

WPT004

Location: 40.3880157470703, -77.0320663452148

AT turns E on Main St

WPT046

Location: 40.3905487060547, -77.0315704345703

AT turns E onto High St.

WPT011

Location: 40.341251373291, -77.1029968261719

AT zig-zags east; pipeline

WPT008

Location: 40.3756675720215, -77.0411987304688

Viewpoint NNW; Hawk Rock

WPT041

Location: 40.4023666381836, -77.0176162719726

AT turns west on Newport Rd.

WPT038

Location: 40.4021682739258, -77.0107345581055

South end of bridge

WPT018

Location: 40.3296165466309, -77.0809020996094

AT turns E

WPT002

Location: 40.3896026611328, -77.0306091308594

AT turns off Market Street

WPT019

Location: 40.3252983093262, -77.0767135620117

Bridge; farm ends

WPT001

Location: 40.3901329040527, -77.0303268432617

The Doyle Hotel: Serves $2 PBR's during the summer

WPT040

Location: 40.4026336669922, -77.0126190185547

bridge

WPT013

Location: 40.3412818908691, -77.1020965576172

Viewpoint

WPT016

Location: 40.3327178955078, -77.0829467773438

AT turns W, double track starts

WPT006

Location: 40.3814163208008, -77.029296875

AT turns W onto road

WPT009

Location: 40.3644676208496, -77.0700149536133

Trail to Cove Mountain Shelter

WPT039

Location: 40.4023818969727, -77.0111312866211

AT turns E

WPT010

Location: 40.3573684692383, -77.0833511352539

Blue blaze trail from W

WPT014

Location: 40.3345985412598, -77.089599609375

Stream

WPT042

Location: 40.4027671813965, -77.0183486938476

AT turns east on high street

WPT003

Location: 40.3883171081543, -77.0316696166992

US 11 & 15

WPT007

Location: 40.3816337585449, -77.0344467163086

AT turns E

WPT012

Location: 40.3410682678223, -77.1026153564453

Trail to view

DSCF1101

Location: 40.3966827392578, -77.0086364746094

WPT020

Location: 40.3220481872559, -77.0774307250976

PA 850; parking

WPT005

Location: 40.3839340209961, -77.031120300293

Sherman's Creek

WPT047

Location: 40.3900032043457, -77.0304489135742

AT turns W onto Market St.

WPT036

Location: 40.3963737487793, -77.0078353881836

AT turns across PA 147 towards traillhead; parking

WPT015

Location: 40.3325157165527, -77.0887298583984

AT turns E; double track ends

DSCF1190

Location: 40.4021987915039, -77.0107650756836

DSCF1101

Location: 40.3966827392578, -77.0086364746094

DSCF1239

Location: 40.390251159668, -77.0302505493164