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Appalachian Trail: Harpers Ferry to Pen Mar Road

Have no time to thru-hike the entire Appalachian Trail? No worries. Tackle this 40.5-mile section hike through Maryland over the course of a long weekend.

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Shelters: Ed Garvey Shelter: sleeps 12; privy. Crampton Gap Shelter: sleeps 6; privy. Rocky Run Shelter: sleeps 4; privy. Pine Knob Shelter: sleeps 5; privy. Ensign Cowall Shelter: sleeps 8; privy. Devils Racecourse Shelter; sleeps 7.

TO TRAILHEAD: Start: From Washington Street and Union Street in Harpers Ferry, WV, head east on Washington Street for .2 mile to parking on street near Appalachian Trail Conservancy. To access AT, head south on blue-blazed trail along College Storer Place for .2 mile.
End: From Pen Mar, MD, head west on Pen Mar High Rock Rd. (toward Linden Ave.). In .1 mile, turn right at Pen-Mar Rd. In .2 mile, turn left at PA 550/Pen-Mar Rd. Go .1 mile to AT.

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