You can begin or end your hike at hundreds of places between the Appalachian Trail's northern and southern ends. Here's what to expect in Pennsylvania.
Long, flat and rocky ridges characterize much of this state. The southern part of Pennsylvania offers some of the easiest walking of the entire A.T., but steep descents to rivers and gaps break the ridgelines in the northern two-thirds of the state.
The A.T. passes through game lands managed for hunting, so fall is not the best time to go.In addition, camping regulations vary considerably throughout the state, so be sure to plan ahead for your hike.