Appalachian National Scenic Trail - Pennsylvania Section

Delaware Water Gap, PA

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Appalachian National Scenic Trail - Pennsylvania Section is a 232 mile point-to-point trail located near Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until November.

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Many people warned me about the "boot shredding" rocks in PA, but when I got there it really wasn't that bad. The northernmost 40 miles are a little intense, but there is virtually no elevation loss/gain which helps. All in all PA is a pleasant ridge walk with few spectacular vistas but lots of beautiful wilderness to enjoy. I hear water and rattlesnakes can be an issue in the summer months so take that into consideration. It was October when I hiked through and I had 18 inches of snow dumped on me, a slightly different experience to say the least.

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66 Completed 66 Reviews

Have done many miles of the App in PA back in the 90's in several trips. Can be rough going at times. A trail to be well geared for. Breathtaking vistas. Plenty of wildlife, just look out for mama bears with cubs. Some of the nicest hiking on the east coast. A bit of everything. Plenty of experience is suggested for this terrain.

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20 Completed 8 Reviews

I have hiked several different parts of the Appalachian Trail and each different part has something different to offer.

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I have hiked variuous sections of this tral at different times. Mostly the sections closer to NJ. Different parts yield varying experiences and levels of difficulty.

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Deborah Jordan

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love this trail,i am new to hiking and it was a challenge, but not too hard for a beginner!! beautiful view at the top!!!

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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Very steep and rocky path. Some pass through fire roads along A/T. If you stay on A/T it is awesome. Plenty of spots to camp. We hiked south to Mt. Minsi than past Totts Gap about 2 miles to a nice ridge. Tough to pitch tents due to mountain being all rock. Kirkridge shelter is nearby if you need to refill water. Beautiful Views of Deleware river and surrounding area.

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