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Appalachian Trail - PA 325 to PA 443

Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 16.5 miles
Duration: Multiple days

Overview :  This is another nice section of trail to hike. There's plenty of access to water. Along the way you can see the Yellow Springs ruins... more »

Tips:  This section of trail runs past Fort Indiantown Gap, a National Guard Training Center. It's possible that you'll be able to hear... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking Lot At Rt 325

There appeared to be plenty of parking room in this lot.

2. Horseshoe Trail Marker

This marker is located at the end of the Horseshoe trail.

3. Water

This small creek is a good place to get water.

4. Yellow Springs Ruins

Yellow Springs Village is an abandoned coal mining town. An Appalacian Trail mailbox register is located here.

5. Stream

One of several water sources in this section.

6. Rausch Gap Shelter

Rausch Gap Shelter has water and sleeps 8-10 people. There's also a nice campsite a few hundred yards down the trail.

7. Village of Rausch Gap

Here's a sign marking where the Village of Rausch Gap once was. Other than this sign, there was no evidence in the area indicating that a town had ever been here.

8. Parking Lot at Rt 443

This parking area at Rt 443 is big enough for a dozen cars or so.

9. AT Sign at Rt 443

One of the many AT trail signs. This one is located at the Rt 443 parking lot.