PA §14: Caledonia to Pen Mar

Pennsylvania §14 spans 17.9 miles. Parking is available for ten mileposts.

Mp 4.7/13.2: PA-233 [Rocky Mountain Road]

Locate: {39.84972, -77.50882}

Orient: The AT crosses PA-233 in Fayetteville 4.5 mi southwest of US-30 [Lincoln Highway] and 4.3 mi northeast of PA-997 [Anthony Highway, Main Street] in Mont Alto.

Park: Room for a couple of cars in pull-off on west side of road at crossing; signed.

Mp 5.7/12.2: Snowy Mountain Road

Locate: {39.83826, -77.50386}

Orient: The AT crosses gravel Snowy Mountain Road in South Mountain 5.2 mi southwest of US-30 [Lincoln Highway] at PA-233 [Rocky Mountain Road] in Fayetteville {39.906328, -77.477970}. From US-30: follow PA-233 south for 4.2 mi to left onto South Mountain Road; follow South Mountain Road for 0.3 mi to right onto Swamp Road; follow Swamp Road for 0.1 mi to left onto Snowy Mountain Road; continue on Snowy Mountain Road for 0.6 mi to pull-off on right.

Park: Room for 2–3 cars in pull-off on west side of road near crossing.

Note: Bing Maps and OpenStreetMap label this road as Stoney Mountain Road.

Mp 9.8/8.1: Old Forge Road

Locate: {39.80196, -77.47659}

Orient: The AT crosses and briefly coincides with Old Forge Road in South Mountain along a bridge over Tumbling Run. From US-30 [Lincoln Highway] at PA-233 [Rocky Mountain Road] in Fayetteville: follow PA-233 south for 4.2 mi to left onto South Mountain Road; follow South Mountain Road for 1.8 mi to right onto Old Forge Road; continue on Old Forge Road for 3.4 mi to parking at either end of bridge, on left.

Park: Room for 3–4 cars in pull-off at northeast end of bridge and for 1–2 cars in pull-off at southwest end of bridge; on south side of road.

Mp 10.4/7.5: Rattlesnake Run Road

Locate: {39.79730, -77.47997}

Orient: The AT crosses Rattlesnake Run Road in South Mountain near the road's northwest terminus at Old Forge Road. From US-30 [Lincoln Highway] at PA-233 [Rocky Mountain Road] in Fayetteville: follow PA-233 south for 4.2 mi to left onto South Mountain Road; follow South Mountain Road for 1.8 mi to right onto Old Forge Road; follow Old Forge Road for 3.8 mi to left onto Rattlesnake Run Road; continue on Rattlesnake Run Road briefly to parking near crossing.

Park: Room for a half dozen cars in pull-off.

Mp 10.7/7.2: Old Forge Picnic Grounds

Locate: {39.79497, -77.48467}

Orient: The AT ambles by the ball field of Old Forge Picnic Grounds on Old Forge Road in South Mountain. From US-30 [Lincoln Highway] at PA-233 [Rocky Mountain Road] in Fayetteville: follow PA-233 south for 4.2 mi to left onto South Mountain Road; follow South Mountain Road for 1.8 mi to right onto Old Forge Road; continue on Old Forge Road for 4.1 mi to left into park.

Park: Room for 20 cars in lot, near ball field. Water spigot (all year).

Connect: Find AT behind home plate and spring house; signed. For AT northbound, turn left. For AT southbound, turn right.

Mp 12.9/5.0: via pipeline clearing

Locate: {39.76955, -77.47896}

Orient: The AT crosses a pipeline clearing in Washington Township close to Rattlesnake Run Road at the same clearing, where parking is available. From US-30 [Lincoln Highway] at PA-233 [Rocky Mountain Road] in Fayetteville: follow PA-233 south for 4.2 mi to left onto South Mountain Road; follow South Mountain Road for 1.8 mi to right onto Old Forge Road; follow Old Forge Road for 3.8 mi to left onto Rattlesnake Run Road; continue on Rattlesnake Run Road for 2.3 mi to parking on left, at crest of hill.

Park: Room for a half dozen cars in clearing on east side of road.

Connect: Follow pipeline clearing west for 0.2 mi to AT {39.769478, -77.481942}. For AT northbound, turn right. For AT southbound, turn left.

Mp 14.7/3.2: Rattlesnake Run Road

Locate: {39.74852, -77.48990}

Orient: The AT crosses Rattlesnake Run Road in Blue Ridge Summit. From US-30 [Lincoln Highway] at PA-997 [Anthony Highway] in Fayetteville {39.905684, -77.521126}: follow PA-997 south for 8.1 mi to left onto Mentzer Gap Road; follow Mentzer Gap Road for 6.5 mi to left onto Rattlesnake Run Road; continue on Rattlesnake Run Road for 0.3 mi to crossing.

Park: Room for a couple of cars near crossing.

Mp 15.1/2.8: Mentzer Gap Road

Locate: {39.74387, -77.48918}

Orient: The AT crosses and briefly coincides with Mentzer Gap Road in Washington Township, between Rattlesnake Run Road 0.1 mi to the west and PA-16 [Buchanan Trail East] 0.2 mi to the southeast. From US-30 [Lincoln Highway] at PA-997 [Anthony Highway] in Fayetteville: follow PA-997 south for 8.1 mi to left onto Mentzer Gap Road; continue on Mentzer Gap Road for 6.6 mi to parking area on left.

Park: Possibly room for 1–2 cars along shoulder near driveway for service road, on north side of road, and opposite east junction of road and footpath.

Mp 15.3/2.6: PA-16 [Buchanan Trail East]

Locate: {39.74142, -77.49046}

Orient: The AT crosses PA-16 in Waynesboro 12.8 mi east of I-81 exit 5 in Greencastle and 10.5 mi west of US-15 [Catoctin Mountain Highway] in Emmitsburg. From US-30 [Lincoln Highway] at PA-997 [Anthony Highway] in Fayetteville: follow PA-997 south for 8.1 mi to left onto Mentzer Gap Road; follow Mentzer Gap Road for 5.9 mi to right onto Beartown Road then left onto PA-16; continue on PA-16 for 0.7 mi to parking area on right.

Park: Room for a half dozen cars in lot on south side of road; signed "Bicentennial Tree Trail", kiosk, picnic table.

Mp 17.8/0.1: Pen Mar Road [PA-550]

Locate: {39.72088, -77.50708}

Orient: The AT crosses Pen Mar Road in Washington Township, near the PA-MD border, 1.7 mi southeast of PA-16 [Buchanan Trail East] in Waynesboro and 2.9 mi southwest of PA-16 in Blue Ridge Summit via Fort Ritchie Road.

Park: Room for 3–4 cars in pull-off on west side of road at crossing. Several signs mark crossing.

Note: Pen Mar Road acquires designation as PA-550 south of Old Route 16, in Rouzerville.