Section 4:  Amberson Ridge 

Cowpens Road to Hemlock Road, 8 miles

**The TT is OPEN SB from 2nd Narrows Road to Hemlock Road following flagged detours around storm damage.  Intermittent trail closures are still expected.  Contact the state forest office for current conditions at 717-536-3191.**

PATC Map J, Guide to the North Half of the Tuscarora Trail

Max Elevation: 2200 ft.  Min Elevation: 1260 ft.

Highlights:  

Access:  The trail can be accessed by road from both the northern and southern termini of section 4 in Tuscarora State Forest:

Limited parking at Cowpens Road (40.219, -77.543)

 

Parking at Hemlock Road (40.234, -77.639)

Additional Road Access in Tuscarora State Forest:

Limited Parking at Three Square Hollow Road (40.228, -77.569)

 

Limited Parking at 2nd Narrow Road (40.224, -77.594)

Additional trail connections in the Tuscarora State Forest include: North Fork Trail, Couch Haul Road, Perry Lumber Co Trail, Twig Trail.

Advisory:  Exercise caution in the Tuscarora State Forest during hunting season.

Camping: Fowlers Hollow Shelter (40.247,-77.611), Fowlers Hollow State Park.  Primitive camping is allowed throughout the Tuscarora State Forest. Camping is limited to one night without a permit.

LinksFowlers Hollow State ParkTuscarora State Forest

Hemlock lined stream in Tuscarora State Forest
View of the Path Valley

Section 5: Knob Mountain

Hemlock Road to PA-641, 10.4 miles

PATC Map J, Guide to the North Half of the Tuscarora Trail

Max Elevation: 2300 ft.  Min Elevation: 800 ft.

Highlights:  

Access: The trail can be accessed by road from both the northern and southern termini of section 5: 

Parking at Hemlock Road (40.234, -77.639)

 

Parking at PA-641 (by permission only)

Advisory:  No water along this section, Exercise caution in the Tuscarora State Forest during hunting season.

Camping: Primitive camping is allowed throughout the Tuscarora State Forest. Camping is limited to one night without a permit.

LinksTuscarora State Forest

Section 6:  Cowans Gap

PA-641 to Cowans Gap State Park, 15.7 miles

PATC Map K, Guide to the North Half of the Tuscarora Trail

Max Elevation: 1950 ft.  Min Elevation: 790 ft.

Highlights:  Great Eastern Trail joins/leaves the TT from/on Standing Stone Trail in Cowans Gap State Park.

Access: The trail can be accessed by road from both the northern and southern termini of section 6: 

Parking at PA-641 (by permission only)

 

Parking at Cowans Gap State Park (39.999,-77.921)

Additional Road Access:

Limited shoulder parking on Fannettsburg Road  (40.061, -77.864)

Additional trail connections in the Buchanan State Forest include: Bird Run Trail, Ellisic Trail, Allen Trail, Cove Trail, Sharpe Trail, Fox Trail Wagner Trail, Horseshoe Trail, Standing Stone Trail

Advisory:  Exercise caution in the Buchanan State Forest during hunting season.

Camping: Burd Run Shelter (40.053,-77.888), PATC Silberman Trail Center (by reservation only), Cowans Gap State Park. Primitive camping is allowed throughout the Bucahan State Forest with a free permit.

Links: The Standing Stone Trail, PATC Cabin Rentals, Buchanan State ForestCowans Gap State Park, 

Traversing the Path Valley
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