Backpacker Magazine 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.


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Author: Backpacker Magazine
Date: 17 Jan 2008 11:16:57 PM
Activity: Backpacking
State: Pennsylvania (PA)
Distance: 7.16 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 1448 ft
Total Loss: 1643 ft
Net Change: -196 ft
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Tags: Appalachian Trail, AT hikes in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Waynesboro
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

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.

Position Format: Datum:
Tracks

Pen Mar Road to Old Forge Road

Distance: 7.16 mi Points: 748
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Pen Mar Road to Old Forge Road

Points of Interest

WPT001

Location: 39.795765, -77.483315
Parking, old forge picnic

WPT002

Location: 39.795433, -77.483017
Spring; AT turns E

WPT003

Location: 39.794350, -77.482765
AT turns W; pipeline

WPT004

Location: 39.794083, -77.482750
Antietam Shelter

WPT005

Location: 39.793480, -77.483002
Cross two bridges

WPT006

Location: 39.792049, -77.482635
Chikadee Snowmobile Trail

WPT007

Location: 39.777332, -77.481720
Gravel road

WPT008

Location: 39.769600, -77.481880
Pipeline

WPT010

Location: 39.766216, -77.484970
Deer Lick Run Shelter

WPT011

Location: 39.764515, -77.486465
Double track

WPT012

Location: 39.751835, -77.492264
Double track

WPT013

Location: 39.751148, -77.491951
Blue blaze to Bailey spring 30 ft.

WPT014

Location: 39.750000, -77.492119
double track

WPT016

Location: 39.748699, -77.490318
Rattle Snake Run Road

WPT017

Location: 39.744068, -77.489265
Mentzer Gap Road

WPT018

Location: 39.741566, -77.490280
PA 16

WPT019

Location: 39.738049, -77.489769
Old PA 16

WPT020

Location: 39.729485, -77.491150
Blue Ridge Lookout Tower to SE

WPT021

Location: 39.724766, -77.494484
Buena Vista Road

WPT022

Location: 39.723652, -77.501434
AT turns E

WPT023

Location: 39.723267, -77.501198
stream

WPT025

Location: 39.722401, -77.501953
Trail

WPT026

Location: 39.721718, -77.504982
AT turns W

WPT027

Location: 39.720951, -77.506897
Pen Mar Road

WPT040

Location: 39.801498, -77.477051
Old Forge Rd.

WPT041

Location: 39.797302, -77.480148
Rattlesnake Run Rd.

WPT042

Location: 39.795765, -77.482498
Housed spring

WPT044

Location: 39.794048, -77.482597
AT turns W @ jct. with trail to shelter


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