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Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Fayetteville, PA
Event Name: Michaux State Forest
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 106633 2017/Y1389
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/6/11 K - 2C
Description: Rutters is open 7x24. This walk starts at the Rocky Knob Trail Trailhead on Ridge Rd. We recommend you use the restrooms at Rutters since there are none at the trailhead. You will pass pit toilets at Big Flats on the drive to the trailhead. There is an outhouse at the Birch Run Shelter which is about half-way through the 5K Birch Run Shelter Trail. The volksmarch uses a short section of the Rocky Knob Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and gravel/dirt roads. Participants have the option of doing the 5K Birch Run Shelter Trail, the 6K Millesburn Cabin Trail, or both for 11K credit. The trail rating is 2C. Due to the rocks and tree roots, the trail is not suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. .****There is no water or toilets on the route. Sturdy shoes must be worn and bring water. Recommend you bring hiking sticks if you have them. There is no cell phone coverage Highly recommend you use the "buddy system" and walk with a friend.
Amenities: Strollers: None | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: No
Special Programs: Trekking With the Trees, 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: New trail for 2017. After registering at Rutter's you must drive about 13 miles to the trailhead. The last two miles are on a gravel road.*****Alternate Start Location is at Private Residence at 1287 Shippensburg Road, Biglerville, PA 17307 (717) 677-6511. From US-30/Lincoln Way East, 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.****There are pit toilets at the Big Flats Parking Area that will be passed enroute to the start.****This event qualifies for the Pennsylvania State Parks & Forest Challenge. The "B" award is a patch that features a luna moth.
Host Club: Keystone State Volkssport Assn.
Contact: Tom Jackson (717) 677-6511
Website: www.ksva.net
E-Mail Contact: thomasjackson@embarqmail.com