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Appalachian Trail: Pen Mar Road to Old Forge Road

This 7.2-mile leg traces Indian trading routes to Mount Dunlap then continues through second-growth forests rich in song birds and whitetail deer.

Trip Tools

Shelters: Deer Lick Shelter; sleeps 8. Antietam Shelter; sleeps 6.

To Trailhead

Start: 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. End: From South Mountain, PA, head southeast on S. Mountain Rd. (toward Spruce Rd.). In .6 mile, turn right onto Old Forge Rd. Go 3.5 miles to trail crossing.

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