DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
The Black Forest Trail, a 43-mile loop through Tiadaghton State Forest, is generally considered the toughest backpacking trail in Pennsylvania. There are steep, rocky climbs, multiple stream fordings, rattlesnakes and bears. We will leave Delaware early Thursday morning, drive to Slate Run and do a half day of hiking followed by three full days to finish on Sunday. Daily details are Day 1: 7 miles / 1500 ft of climb, Day 2: 11 miles / 1900 ft of climb, Day 3: 13 miles / 2500 ft climb, Day 4: 13 miles 2700 ft climb. This trip is open only to very experienced backpackers who have demonstrated recent ability to cover these daily distances and elevation changes. Please contact Tom for more details and to sign up.
Tiadaghton State Forest – Black Forest Trail Area Slate Run Road Slate Run , PA
From Williamsport, Take US 220 West for about 15 miles to PA 44 North for about 12 miles to Waterville. Around Waterville, bear right on PA 414 for about 14 miles to Slate Run. In Slate Run, turn left on Slate Run Road. Parking lot is near bridge over Pine Creek.
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ADMIN FINALIZE: ACTUAL MILEAGE: 44 PARTICIPANT COUNT: 3 VOLUNTEER HOURS: EVENT CANCELLED: No