Appalachian Trail 094: Swatara Gap to PA 183

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This section of the AT runs 20.7 miles from Swatara Gap to PA Hwy 183. Along the way the trail passes PA Hwy 72, I-81, Little Mountain, the William Penn shelter, PA Hwy 645, PA Hwy 501, the 501 shelter, and Summer Hill.
Trail length: 21 miles
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  • Posted by Greg Heil on October 25, 2011
      

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    Appalachian Trail: Pennsylvania

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    Reviewed by CampGoodTimes on June 15, 2013

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    Not too demanding physically, a very pleasant hike, easy to pace oneself between 2-3 miles per hour. Spectacular views of the valley in numerous overlooks. The terrain varies from smooth pine needles with no rocks to basketball sized ones, neither lasting very long in duration, so there is a nice variety. Just past Shubert's Gap, the water table is fairly high, and the trail splits into twins, allowing a hiker to avoid ankle-deep slop in many places. It reconnects and is easy to follow. Special visual treat is a boulder field courtesy of PA's early glaciers. Last few miles out is a gentle rolling stroll through endless ferns. Highly recommend.
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