The Appalachian Trail Around Harrisburg & Hershey
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail passes through 14 states, including Pennsylvania. This landmark trail passes through this area just north and west of Harrisburg. At Duncannon, the trail turns south and passes between Harrisburg and Carlisle on its way to Georgia.
The Trail follows ridgecrests and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia. The 2,174 mile long trail winds through Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia.
The Appalachian Trail opened in 1937. In 1968 it was designated as the first National Scenic Trail.
For additional information –
Pennsylvania Trail Guidebook – $40.00
Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Visitor Center
P.O. Box 807 • 799 Washington Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425