PA §3: Lehigh Gap to PA-309 (West Penn Pike)

Pennsylvania §3 spans 13.3 miles. Parking is available for four mileposts.

Mp 0.0/13.3: PA-248 [Lehigh Drive]

Locate: {40.78203, -75.60275}

Park: Large lot up narrow gravel driveway on north side of road just east of traffic light at intersection of PA-248 and PA-145; gated at night (6 PM to 10 AM).

Mp 0.0/13.3: PA-873 [Walnut Drive] NE

Locate: {40.78360, -75.60570}

Park: Roadside parking behind guard rails on south side of PA-248 just beyond north end of PA-873 bridge.

Mp 0.0/13.3: PA-873 [Walnut Drive] SW

Locate: {40.78122, -75.60867}

Park: Small pull-off lot on west side of road just beyond south end of bridge.

Mp 5.0/8.3: Ashfield Road at Lehigh Furnace Gap

Locate: {40.76960, -75.69416}

Park: Parking near transmission tower for about 8 cars. More roadside parking is possible short distances northwest and south of crossing.

Mp 8.4/4.9: Bake Oven Road

Locate: {40.74471, -75.73858}

Mp 13.3/0.0: PA-309 [West Penn Pike] in Game Lands lot

Locate: {40.70780, -75.80772}

Orient: The AT crosses PA-309 2.9 mi southeast of PA-895 [Summer Valley Road, Lizard Creek Road] and 4.8 mi northwest of PA-143 in New Tripoli; at crest of hill. Look for gravel road on north side of PA-309 just east of Blue Mountain Summit Restaurant's parking lot, west end, on south side of PA-309. Turn north onto gravel road, then turn near-immediate left into lot.

Park: Large lot near terminus of gravel road catty-corner (SW to NE) to Blue Mountain Summit Restaurant.

Connect: A short connector path leads east from lot's entrance to AT.

Mp 13.3/0.0: PA-309 [West Penn Pike] in restaurant's lot

Locate: {40.70715, -75.80845}

Orient: The AT crosses PA-309 2.9 mi southeast of PA-895 [Summer Valley Road, Lizard Creek Road] and 4.8 mi northwest of PA-143 in New Tripoli; at crest of hill. Just west of crossing, turn south into restaurant's lot.

Park: Ample parking in east end of lot for Blue Mountain Summit Restaurant, on south side of PA-309.