Backpacking Pennsylvania: 37 Great Trails

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Stackpole Books, Dec 30, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 258 pages
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  • Detailed descriptions of 37 trails
  • Information on terrain, difficulty, precautions, contacts
  • Directions to each trail and descriptions of features along the trek

Pennsylvania has the most extensive system of backpacking trails of any state east of the Mississippi River. While most hiking guides to the state feature information on dayhikes, this valuable guide will give backpackers of all levels a resource for discovering and learning about longer trails for more rugged journeys by foot.

 

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Contents

18 Elk Trail
166
19 Quehanna Trail
169
a West Cross Connector
176
b East Cross Connector
178
c Wykoff Loop
180
d Piper Loop
183
20 Chuck Keiper Trail
186
21 Allegheny Front Trail
192

5 Appalachian Trail
52
6 HorseShoe Trail
64
7 Conestoga Trail
69
8 MasonDixon Trail
74
Ridge and Valley Region
79
9 Tuscarora Trail
81
10 Link Trail
88
11 Terrace Mountain Trail
95
Mid State Trail System
99
12 Mid State Trail
101
a Greenwood Spur
123
b Reeds Gap Spur
126
Pine Creek Gorge and the Allegheny Plateau
131
13 West Rim Trail
133
14 Black Forest Trail
138
15 Susquehannock Trail System
143
a STSLinkBFT Loop
151
16 Donut Hole Trail
155
17 Bucktail Path
161
Southwestern Pennsylvania and the Laurel Highlands Region
198
22 Lost Turkey Trail
200
23 John P Saylor Trail
203
24 Laurel Highlands Trail
206
25 Bear Run Nature Reserve
210
26 Quebec Run Wild Area
214
27 Warrior Trail
217
28 Raccoon Creek State Park
219
Northwestern Pennsylvania and the Allegheny National Forest
223
29 Gerard Hiking Trail
226
30 North Country Trail
229
31 MBaker Trail
238
32 Minister Creek Trail
242
33 Twin Lakes Trail
245
34 Hickory Creek Trail
247
35 Tanbark Trail
250
36 Morrison Trail
252
37 Tracy Ridge Hiking Trail System
254
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Page xi - Pennsylvania's backpacking trails would not exist without the assistance and cooperation provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Page 22 - Lackawanna State Forest, 401 Samters Bldg., 101 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503; phone: 570-963-3048; e-mail: fd11@state.pa.us; websites: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/stateforests/forests/lackawanna/ lackawanna.htm, www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/hiking/pinchot.htm, www.kta-hike-org.

About the author (2004)

Jeff Mitchell is the author of Backpacking Pennsylvania, Paddling Pennsylvania, Hiking the Endless Mountains, and Hiking the Allegheny National Forest. He is a board member for the Keystone Trails Association and a member of the Alpine Club of Williamsport. He lives near Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, where he works as the District Attorney of Wyoming County.

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