PA §10: PA-944 (Wertzville Road) to Boiling Springs

Pennsylvania §10 spans 12.3 miles. Parking is available for eight mileposts.

Mp 0.9/11.4: Sherwood Drive

Locate: {40.27409, -77.09941}

Orient: The AT crosses and briefly coincides with Sherwood Drive in Carlisle 0.3 mi east of Bernheisel Bridge Road and 0.3 mi west of Deer Lane; both roads branch south from PA-944 [Wertzville Road]. Or approach via I-81 from exit 52/52B or exit 57; via I-76 [Pennsylvania Turnpike] from exit 226 for US-11 N [Harrisburg Pike].

Park: Room for a dozen cars in parking area on east side of road, midway between the north and south junctions of the AT with Sherwood Drive.

Mp 2.0/10.3: Scott Farm Trail Work Center

Locate: {40.26004, -77.10383}

Orient: The AT crosses and briefly coincides with Bernheisel Bridge Road in Carlisle; see Mp 0.9/11.4, above. The namesake bridge's pedestrian walkway carries the AT over the Conodoguient Creek. Scott Farm Trail Work Center is at the northwest junction of the AT and the road, near the northwest end of the bridge. Parking is permitted at this maintenance facility, which is owned by the National Park Service. Look for big barn on the south side of road.

Park: Room for a dozen cars in back. Lot is shared with the facility's staff. Water from spigot; possibly a portable toilet in summer.

Mp 3.6/8.7: via Bernheisel Bridge Road

Locate: {40.23834, -77.09771}

Orient: The AT's southernmost junction with Bernheisel Bridge Road sits catty-corner to Stony Ridge Park, where parking is permitted. This municipal park spans over 100 acres east of Bernheisel Bridge Road, south of I-81, and north of US-11 [Harrisburg Pike]; see Mp 0.9/11.4, above.

Park: Plentiful parking in several lots; water, restrooms, picnic tables and grills.

Connect: From driveway: turn right onto Bernheisel Bridge Road and continue north for 0.3–0.5 mi (depending on chosen lot) to AT {40.240411, -77.100056}.

Mp 8.2/4.1: PA-641 [Trindle Road]

Locate: {40.19498, -77.10921}

Orient: The AT crosses PA-641 in Carlisle 2.6 mi east of I-81 S at exit 49 and 9.4 mi west of US-11 N [Harrisburg Pike] at exit 4 in Mechanicsburg. (Both exits are unilateral.)

Park: Room for a dozen cars on north side of road; signed, kiosk. A blue-blazed connector path leads east 45 yd to AT.

Mp 8.6/3.7: Boyer Road

Locate: {40.19006, -77.10759}

Orient: Boyer Road [aka Byers Road] branches south from PA-641 [Trindle Road] 0.1 mi west of where the AT crosses PA-641; see Mp 8.2/4.1, above. It branches north from Lisburn Road 0.5 mi east of where the AT crosses Lisburn Road; see Mp 9.2/3.1, below. From PA-641: follow Boyer Road for 0.4 mi to AT. From Lisburn Road: follow Boyer Road for 0.7 mi to AT.

Park: Room for 1–2 cars in shoulder along west side of road; not signed.

Mp 9.2/3.1: Lisburn Road

Locate: {40.18336, -77.11150}

Orient: The AT crosses Lisburn Road in Carlisle 100 yd west of Ridge Road, which branches north from PA-74 [York Road]; see Mp 10.3/2.0, below. From PA-74: follow Ridge Road 0.9 mi to left onto Lisburn Road; continue west on Lisburn Road for 100 yd to parking area on right (north) side of road.

Park: Room for a half dozen cars; signed.

Mp 10.3/2.0: PA-74 [York Road]

Locate: {40.17297, -77.12100}

Orient: The AT crosses PA-74 in Carlisle 2.7 mi southwest of I-81 N at exit 4B (unilateral) and 6.2 mi northwest of US-15 in Dillsburg.

Park: Room for a half dozen cars in lot on north side of road; signed.

Mp 12.3/0.0: ATC Office

Locate: {40.14989, -77.12704}

Orient: In Boiling Springs, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) Mid Atlantic Regional Office marks the junction of §10 and §11 on PA-174 [East 1st Street], 1.2 mi southwest of PA-74 [York Road] in Mechanicsburg.

Park: Daytime parking for a few cars may be possible in the visitor lot adjacent to the ATC building; inquire at office. Water from outdoor spigot. Street parking in village may be possible. See §11 for better options.