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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.

Trip Tools

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

To Trailhead

Start: From South Mountain, PA, head northwest on S. Mountain Rd. (toward Loop Rd.). In .2 mile, turn left to stay on S. Mountain Rd. In .7 mile, turn right to stay on S. Mountain Rd. In 100 feet, turn left to stay on S. Mountain Rd. (becomes Snowy Mt. Rd.). In .2 mile, slight left onto Rocky Mountain Rd. Go .2 mile to trail crossing. End: From Shippensburg, PA, take E. King St. east to Baltimore Rd. Turn right; take Baltimore Rd. (becomes Shippensburg Rd.). Go 7.8 miles to trail crossing.


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