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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.

Rating

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

To Trailhead

Start: From New Tripoli, PA, head east on PA 143 for .6 mile and turn left on PA 309. Go 4.8 miles to trail crossing. End: From Berlinsville, PA, head northwest on Lehigh Dr./PA 248. Turn right at Lehigh Dr. and continue .1 mi. to trail crossing.

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