PA §13: Pine Grove Furnace to Caledonia (DRAFT)

Pennsylvania §13 spans 19.7 miles. Parking is available for eighteen mileposts.

Mp 0.0/19.7: via AT §12 at Bendersville Lane (PGFSP)

Locate: {40.03184, -77.30913}

Orient: See §12 Mp 10.8/0.1 for parking on Bendersville Lane near its intersection with PA-233 [Pine Grove Road].

Connect: Follow Bendersville Lane northwest briefly to left onto PA-233; continue on PA-233 for 0.1 mi to right onto dirt road, signed "Appalachian Trail".

Mp 1.3/18.4: Old Shippensburg Road

Locate: {40.03869, -77.32514}

Orient: The AT passes the terminus of Old Shippensburg Road near the footbridge over Toms Run. Old Shippensburg Road branches northwest from PA-233 [Pine Grove Road] in Gardners 0.1 mi west of Pine Grove Furnace State Park at Centerville Road. From PA-233 {40.032730, -77.306229}: follow Old Shippensburg Road for 1.3 mi to road's end.

Park: Room for a half dozen cars in pull-off at road's end.

Connect: Follow path leading west from parking area for 50 yd to AT {40.03845, -77.32567}. For AT northbound, turn left. For AT southbound, turn right.

Note: This parking area also serves Sunset Rocks Trail.

Mp 1.6/18.1: via Bunker Hill Road

Locate: {40.03725, -77.33846}

Orient: The AT briefly coincides with dirt Bunker Hill Road along the road's east terminus, near Halfway Spring, and parking is available nearby farther west. Bunker Hill Road branches east from Michaux Road, and Michaux Road branches northwest from PA-233 [Pine Grove Road] in Gardners 1.5 mi southwest of Pine Grove Furnace State Park at Centerville Road. From PA-233 at Michaux Road {40.022270, -77.327629}: follow Michaux Road for 1.3 mi to right onto Bunker Hill Road; continue on Bunker Hill Road briefly to parking area on left side of road.

Park: Room for a dozen cars in pull-off on north side of road. Alternatively, a few cars could perhaps fit along shoulder where the road and AT overlap 0.5 mi farther east.

Connect: Walk east on Bunker Hill Road for 0.5 mi to AT {40.038167, -77.329556}; look for sign to Halfway Spring on right, just before the road forks. For AT northbound, continue on Bunker Hill Road, bearing right at fork. For AT southbound, turn left onto footpath.

Mp 2.2/17.5: Michaux Road

Locate: {40.04046, -77.34151}

Orient: The AT crosses Michaux Road 1.6 mi northwest of PA-233 [Pine Grove Road] {40.022270, -77.327629}.

Park: Room for 2–3 cars in pull-off on west side of road, about 75 yd south of crossing. (The parking area is large enough for another two cars, but two spaces are signed for emergency vehicles only.) Additional parking may be possible on Michaux Road 0.2 mi south {40.038086, -77.338828} and around the corner from there on Bunker Hill Road {40.037249, -77.338459}; these are pull-offs near former route of AT.

Note: The milepost comes from the 1998 AT guidebook for Pennsylvania, which has the AT coinciding with Michaux Road for 0.2 mi south of this crossing. The AT simply crosses Michaux Road here, in 2019, and this milepost figure may thus be incorrect.

Mp 4.6/15.1: Woodrow Road

Locate: {40.02862, -77.36577}

Orient: The AT crosses gravel Woodrow Road 2.6 mi northwest of PA-233 [Pine Grove Road] and 0.2 mi southeast of gravel Ridge Road. Woodrow Road branches north from from PA-233 in Gardners 2.7 mi southwest of Pine Grove Furnace State Park at Centerville Road {40.010466, -77.343829}. The approach on Woodrow Road from PA-233 is reported to be winding and steep in places. Alternatively, from PA-233 at Michaux Road (see Mp 2.2/17.5, above): follow Michaux Road for 1.9 mi bearing to left onto Ridge Road; follow Ridge Road for 2.0 mi to left onto Woodrow Road; continue on Woodrow Road for 0.3 mi to pull-off on left side of road.

Park: Room for 4–6 cars in pull-off on northeast side of road, 50 yd southeast trail crossing. Additional parking nearby may be possible in other pull-offs.

Mp 7.3/12.4: Dead Woman Hollow Road

Locate: {40.00816, -77.39485}

Orient: The AT crosses gravel Dead Woman Hollow Road 60 yd south of gravel Ridge Road in Biglerville, at a point 1.1 mi northeast of Shippensburg Road (see Mp 8.3/11.4, below) and 2.0 mi southwest of Woodrow Road (see Mp 4.6/15.1, above). From PA-233: follow Shippensburg Road for 2.3 mi to right onto Ridge Road; follow Ridge Road for 1.1 mi to right onto Dead Woman Hollow Road; continue briefly to parking area on left, at gate. Beyond the gate, former Dead Woman Hollow Road is a snowmobile trail closed to cars.

Park: Room for a half dozen cars in Ann Michener lot on west side of road.

Mp 8.3/11.4: Shippensburg Road

Locate: {39.99759, -77.40546}

Orient: Shippensburg Road branches northwest from PA-233 [Pine Grove Road] 6.3 mi southwest of Pine Grove Furnace State Park at Centerville Road and 7.0 mi northeast of US-30 [Lincoln Highway] in Fayetteville. From PA-233 {39.974954, -77.388120}: follow Shippensburg Road for 2.0 mi to parking lot on right (northeast) side of road.

Park: Room for a dozen cars in lot on northeast side of road; look for rail fence.

Mp 10.3/9.4: via Thompson Hollow Road

Locate: {39.98435, -77.43191}

Orient: The AT crosses forest Thompson Hollow Road, a power-line clearing, 0.2 mi southeast of Ridge Road. From PA-233 (see Mp 8.3/11.4, above): follow Shippensburg Road for 2.5 mi to left onto Ridge Road {39.998457, -77.413545}; follow gravel Ridge Road for 1.4 mi to parking on right.

Park: Looks like room for 2–3 cars along west shoulder.

Connect: Follow power-line road east for 0.2 mi to AT {39.983, -77.42945}. For AT northbound, turn left, For AT southbound, turn right.

Note: The AT guidebook and map (1998) label the power-line clearing Fegley Hollow Road.

Mp 11.0/8.7: via Rocky Knob Trail

Locate: {39.97821, -77.44126}

Orient: Rocky Knob Trail connects the AT to Ridge Road in Biglerville. From PA-233 (see Mp 8.3/11.4, above): follow Shippensburg Road for 2.5 mi to left onto Ridge Road; follow gravel Ridge Road for 2.0 mi to trailhead parking on right.

Park: Room for 3–4 cars in pull-off on west side of road.

Connect: Follow orange-blazed Rocky Knob Trail east for 0.2 mi to AT {39.97718, -77.43865}. For AT northbound, turn left, For AT southbound, turn right.

Mp 11.7/8.0: Ridge Road

Locate: {39.97357, -77.44961}

Orient: The AT crosses Ridge Road about 2.6 mi south of Shippensburg Road; see Mp 11.0/8.7, above.

Park: Looks like room for 2–3 cars along shoulder.

Note: The AT traces on OpenStreetMap and Google Maps cross the AT about 0.2 mi apart; the crossing appears to be somewhere between 2.4 mi and 2.6 mi from Shippensburg Road.

Mp 12.1/7.6: Milesburn Road

Locate: {39.97712, -77.45239}

Orient: The AT crosses forest Milesburn Road 4.8 mi northwest of PA-233 [Pine Grove Road] in Biglerville and 2.5 mi southeast of Shippensburg/Baltimore Road in Southampton Township. From Fayetteville: Milesburn Road branches northwest from PA-233 1.6 mi northeast of US-30 [Lincoln Highway] {39.919772, -77.457000}; follow Milesburn Road for 4.8 mi to trail crossing. From Southampton Township: Milesburn Road branches southeast from Shippensburg/Baltimore Road 5.7 mi northwest of PA-233 [Pine Grove Road] (see Mp 8.3/11.4, above) {40.007262, -77.459423}; follow Milesburn Road for 2.5 mi to trail crossing.

Park: There may be room for 1–2 cars near the driveway serving Milesburn Cabin (PATC).

Mp 12.5/7.2: Ridge, Canada Hollow, and Means Hollow Roads

Locate: {39.97615, -77.45906}

Orient: The AT crosses the common intersection of Ridge Road, Canada Hollow Road, and Means Hollow Road. From Shippensburg Road at Ridge Road (see Mp 8.3/11.4, above): follow Ridge Road for 4.1 mi to intersection. From PA-233 [Pine Grove Road] at Milesburn Road (see Mp 12.1/7.6, above): follow Milesburn road for 4.1 mi to slight left onto Ridge Road; continue on Ridge Road for 0.4 mi to intersection.

Park: Room for a half dozen cars along shoulders at intersection.

Mp 13.0/6.7: Middle Ridge Road

Locate: {39.97400, -77.46935}

Orient: From Shippensburg Road at Ridge Road (see Mp 8.3/11.4, above): follow Ridge Road for 4.5 mi to left onto Middle Ridge Road; continue on Middle Ridge Road for 0.2 mi to trail crossing.

Park: Room for 2–3 cars along shoulder.

Note: Google Maps labels the road here as Milesburn Road.

Mp 14.8/4.9: Ridge Road

Locate: {39.95363, -77.47986}

Orient: The AT crosses a wide power-line clearing 200 yd northwest of Ridge Road. From PA-233 [Pine Grove Road] at Milesburn Road (see Mp 12.1/7.6, above): follow Milesburn road for 2.8 mi to left onto Stillhouse Hollow Road; follow Stillhouse Hollow Road for 1.8 mi to sharp right onto Ridge Road; continue on Ridge Road or 0.8 mi into clearing.

Park: Room for 8–10 cars in pull-off on west side of road at clearing.

Mp 15.6/4.1: Ridge Road and Stillhouse Hollow Road

Locate: {39.94710, -77.49120}

Orient: The AT briefly coincides with Ridge Road at Stillhouse Hollow Road, in Sandy Sod. From PA-233 [Pine Grove Road] at Milesburn Road (see Mp 12.1/7.6, above): follow Milesburn road for 2.8 mi to left onto Stillhouse Hollow Road; follow Stillhouse Hollow Road for 1.8 mi to trail crossing.

Park: Room for a half dozen cars at intersection Room for another 1–2 cars along shoulder 0.1 mi farther south on Ridge Road at junction with foot path.

Mp 17.7/2.0: via Locust Gap Trail

Locate: {39.92581, -77.48069}

Orient: The AT briefly follows Locust Gap Trail near the latter's intersection with Quarry Gap Road, which branches northwest from PA-233 [Pine Grove Road] 1.0 mi northeast of US-30 [Lincoln Highway] in Fayetteville. From PA-233 {39.916343, -77.466695}: follow Quarry Gap Road for 1.1 mi to its gated terminus at a T-intersection with an old forest road, now carrying Locust Gap Trail.

Park: Room for several cars in pull-offs at end of Quarry Gap Road.

Connect: Follow blue-blazed Locust Gap Trail southwest along old woods road for 0.2 mi to AT {39.9219, -77.48456}; maps and guides variously label this road as Locust Gap Trail, Locust Gap Road, and Greenwood Furnace Road. For AT northbound, turn right onto footpath; signed. For AT southbound, continue 0.1 mi to left onto footpath.

Mp 18.9/0.8: Caledonia SP

Locate: {39.90969, -77.48590}

Orient: The AT passes through Caledonia State Park in Fayetteville, where plentiful parking is available in the day-use parking area near the swimming pool. Enter Caledonia SP from PA-233 [Pine Grove Road] 0.1 mi north of US-30 [Lincoln Highway], and follow signs to parking area.

Park: Huge lot near park's pool. Seasonal rest rooms and concessions.

Connect: Follow the service road from west end of lot for 90 yd to AT. For AT northbound, turn right. For AT southbound, turn left.

Mp 19.3/0.4: via Ramble Trail or Trolley Trail

Locate: {39.90676, -77.47810}

Orient: Caledonia SP also has a hiker lot on the northeast corner at the intersection of US-30 [Lincoln Highway] and PA-233 [Pine Grove Road]. Enter lot from PA-233, south of the park's main entrance; see Mp 18.9/0.8, above.

Park: Room for 3–4 dozen cars. Additional parking for another dozen cars is available nearby on US-30 across from the Thaddeus Stevens Blacksmith Shop.

Connect: Enter park at footbridge on west side of PA-233 opposite lot's driveway; then look for trailhead kiosk. Follow Ramble Trail west for 0.4 mi to AT at Conococheague Creek. Or, follow Trolley Trail west for 0.6 mi to AT 50 yd north of US-30 crossing (Mp 19.7/0.0). For AT northbound, turn right. For AT southbound, turn left.