Trail Updates
Spring 2019

AT Antietem Shelter moved to Tuscarora Trail

The Antietam Shelter, previously on the AT in Pennsylvania, has been disassembled and moved to Cowan's Gap State Park where it will be reassembled to serve hikers on the Tuscarora Trail.  The Antietem Shelter was approximately 11 miles north of the PA State Line.  Tumbling Run Shelters are approximately 1.3 miles north and Deer Lick Run Shelters approximately 2.5 miles south from the previous Antietam Shelter location.

 Spring 2019

Tuscarora Trail Storm Damage

The Tuscarora trail through Tuscarora State Forest suffered extensive storm damage this spring.  It may take a year to completely clear the damage.

 Updates to the Tuscarora Trail North and South Guidebooks

New Tuscarora Trail Signs

The Tuscarora trail is getting new signage!

Pine Grove Furnace State Park – Parking rules
Pine Grove Furnace State Park requires that hikers check in with the park office before leaving a vehicle in the park and that vehicles be left for no more than one week. 
Caledonia State Park – Parking rules
Caledonia State Park requests that those parking overnight at the parking area on Rt. 30 register at the park office. For more information, contact the park at (717) 352-2161.  
Pennsylvania Game Commission Lands Camping Regulations
Only thru-hikers (defined as those "walking the Appalachian Trail from point of beginning to an exit, which is not the place of beginning") may camp on Pennsylvania Game Commission lands, and these hikers must camp within 200 ft of A.T. and at least 500 ft from a spring, stream or public access area.
Pennsylvania Game Commission Fluorescent Orange Requirement Nov. 15 - Dec 15
On state game lands in Pennsylvania all hunters and non-hunters are required to wear at least 250 square inches of fluorescent orange material on the head, chest and back combined, or a fluorescent orange hat, from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15 (except on Sundays). The orange material must be visible from all angles (360 degrees).