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Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Fayetteville, PA
Event Name: Pine Grove Furnace State Park
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 106039 2017/Y1380
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/6/10 km - 1B
Description: Rutters is open 7x24. ****** After registering at Rutter's you must drive about 16 miles to the park. ***** The trail is new for 2017 and is within Pine Grove Furnace State Park. The 0.9K Historic Area Trail is within the historical area of the park and passes the General Store, Appalachian Trail Museum, and Park Office. The 4K Koppenhaver Trail uses the Koppenhaver Trail. The 5K Campground Loop goes throught the group camping area and the family campground. The trails are not suitable for wheelchairs and strollers because of the rocks and roots. The Historic Area Trail must be done with the Koppenhaver Trail for 5K credit. It may also be done with the Campground Trail for 6K credit. The Historic Area Trail, Koppenhaver Trail, and Campground Trail must be done for 10K credit.
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Amphitheatres, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Honoring Our Flag, Ice Cream Parlors, Lakes and Reservoirs, National Register of Historic Places, Trekking With the Trees, Underground Railroad, You'll Never Walk Alone
Start Times: Dawn to Dusk
Location: Rutter's Store #5
Start Point / Driving Directions: 6837 Lincoln Way East; Fayetteville, PA, 17222;717-401-0626*****From I-81 in Chambersburg, take Lincoln Way East/US-30 East towards Gettysburg for 6 miles. Rutters is on the left at the intersection of US-30 and PA-997 South.*****From the Square in Gettysburg, take Chambersburg St/US-30 West towards Chambersburg for 17 miles. Rutters is on the right at the intersection of US-30 and PA-997 South.
Awards & Fees: B Award
Comments: Alternate Start Location is at Private Residence at 1287 Shippensburg Road, Biglerville, PA 17307 (717) 677-6511. From US-30/Lincoln Way East from Chambersburg, turn left just past Caledonia State Park on PA Route 233/Pine Grove Rd. At the first four-way intersection, turn right on Shippensburg Rd towards Arendtsville. Go over the crest of the hill, past Loop Rd, and the residence is a log home on the left. It is across the street from the row of mail boxes at Woodview Rd.****From I-83 between Carlisle and Shippensburg, take the Newville exit and turn left on PA Rt 233. At Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Rt 233 makes a right hand turn. At the first four-way intersection, turn left on Shippensburg Rd towards Arendtsville. Go over the crest of the hill, past Loop Rd, and the residence is a log home on the left. It is across the street from the row of mail boxes at Woodview Rd.*****This event qualifies for the Pennsylvania State Parks & Forest Challenge. The "B" award is a patch that features a water lilly in bloom.*****Recommend you purchase a picnic lunch at Rutters and eat it at the park.****The trails passes the Appalachian Trail (AT) Museum - the only museum in the world dedicated to hiking. The trail also passes the General Store where AT Thru Hikers celebrating reaching the mid-point of the AT with the ice cream challenge.
Host Club: Keystone State Volkssport Assn.
Contact: Tom Jackson (717) 677-6511
Website: www.ksva.net
E-Mail Contact: thomasjackson@embarqmail.com