Backpacker Magazine Appalachian Trail: PA 645 to PA 183  

Save this 11-miler for leaf-peeper season when the hills are brushed in reds and browns. Don’t miss the incredible overlook at milepoint 1.9.


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Author: Backpacker Magazine
Date: 23 Jan 2008 9:04:35 PM
Activity: Backpacking
State: Pennsylvania (PA)
Distance: 11.08 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 1932 ft
Total Loss: 1724 ft
Net Change: 208 ft
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Tags: Appalachian Trail, AT hikes in Pennsylvania, Bethel, Pennsylvania
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

Shelters: 501 Shelter; sleeps 12.

TO TRAILHEAD: Start: From Pine Grove, PA, head S on PA 443 for .5 mile and turn left at PA 645. Go 2.5 miles to trail crossing and parking.
End: From Strausstown, PA, head north on PA 183 (from Main St.) for 3.5 miles to trail crossing.

Position Format: Datum:
Tracks

Trail to 501 Shelter

Distance: 0.15 mi Points: 15
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi

PA 645 to PA 183

Distance: 10.94 mi Points: 1044
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi

Points of Interest

WPT001

Location: 40.513180, -76.346497
501 Shelter

WPT002

Location: 40.510834, -76.275566
stream

WPT002

Location: 40.512825, -76.344093
Trail to 501 Shelter

WPT003

Location: 40.508484, -76.278687
Shikellamny Summit Lookout

WPT004

Location: 40.511185, -76.344116
KIMMEL LKOUT

WPT005

Location: 40.511532, -76.345901
CLEARING/HANG GLIDING spot

WPT006

Location: 40.510315, -76.356468
Fisher Lookout

WPT006

Location: 40.508018, -76.311317
Kessel Trail; Round Head; view

WPT008

Location: 40.509365, -76.369530
Lavender blaze trail

WPT009

Location: 40.511868, -76.306648
Hunting Grounds Boundary; be careful to follow the AT white blazes indicated with fairly distinct white rectangles, as opposed to the white blotches use to mark the hunting boundary

WPT009

Location: 40.507088, -76.376961
PA 645; parking

WPT010

Location: 40.515732, -76.310982
Viewpoint

WPT011

Location: 40.515415, -76.314796
View of Round Head

WPT012

Location: 40.515282, -76.315666
Blue-blaze Kessel Trail

WPT013

Location: 40.516884, -76.320053
Jeep rd.

WPT017

Location: 40.515850, -76.334282
Jeep rd.

WPT018

Location: 40.515301, -76.337769
Trail to spring & Applebee campsite

WPT019

Location: 40.527065, -76.223152
PA 183; parking

WPT019

Location: 40.514618, -76.339386
Trail

WPT021

Location: 40.525932, -76.228531
Trail to spring; Fort Dietrich Snyder historical marker

WPT023

Location: 40.525585, -76.234833
Public Hunting Boundary, AT joins old jeep road

WPT024

Location: 40.512566, -76.344238
PA 501, parking

WPT025

Location: 40.524185, -76.238701
Stream

WPT035

Location: 40.513466, -76.265404
Pipeline

WPT036

Location: 40.510532, -76.275085
AT to the W; Hertlein Camp

DSCF0969

Location: 40.511200, -76.344017

DSCF0946

Location: 40.525932, -76.228333


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