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Gardners

Hike: Sunset Rocks and Pine Grove Furnace State Park, PA

The Appalachian Trail at its midpoint in southern Pennsylvania is gently undulating, passing through an area that still contains remains of artifacts of the state’s iron foundry industry.

Time & Location

Jun 01, 2024, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT

Gardners, Old Shippenburg Rd, Gardners, PA 17324, USA

About the Event

$36. Long hike: 10½ mi., 1300 ft. elevation gain. Moderate hike: 8½ mi., 800 ft. elevation gain. The Sunset Rocks option does not add any distance, but it entails an additional ascent of 1000 ft.

All hikers begin from Shippensburg Rd. and go to Dead Woman’s Hollow. Moderate hikers continue on the AT, while long hikers go along Dead Woman’s Hollow Road and the Blueberry Trail before rejoining the AT. All hikers proceed to the junction with the Sunset Rocks Trail, where there is an option to take the Sunset Rocks Trail for a viewpoint and a challenging rock scramble. Hikers continue to Pine Grove Furnace and then take a brief road walk that passes the AT Museum to the parking area at Fuller Lake.

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