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Old Forge Picnic Area We meet in the parking lot at the Old Forge Picnic Grounds. This lot has room for approximately 20 cars. Note: If the picnic area is closed, continue 0.1 miles, turn right on Rattlesnake Run Road and park in the small lot near the Appalachian Trail crossing, and then start the hike at 0.3-mile point. GPS Coordinates: 39.795782, -77.483431 Physical Address: 8005 Old Forge Rd, Waynesboro, PA 17268 Note: This address is for the Camp Penn United Methodist Church Camp. Continue North on Old Forge Rd. about 800 ft. and take a right into the parking lot. Driving Directions: From Baltimore Area (I-695 & I-70): Head west on I-70 W (37.7 miles). Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 53B for US-40 W toward US-15 N/Gettysburg (0.5 miles). Continue onto US-40 W (1.2 miles). Continue onto US-15 N (16.5 miles). Take the exit toward MD-550/N Church St/Sabillasville Rd (0.2 miles). Turn left onto MD-550/N Church St/Sabillasville Rd (7.2 miles) (Continue to follow MD-550/Sabillasville Rd). Slight right onto Naylor Rd (0.1 miles). Continue onto Old Sabillasville Rd (~280 ft). Turn left to stay on Old Sabillasville Rd (0.5 miles). Continue onto Sabillasville Rd (0.2 miles). Turn right onto Monterey Ln (0.5 miles). Turn left onto PA-16 W (2.1 miles). Turn right onto Beartown Rd (~220 ft). Turn left onto Mentzer Gap Rd (1.2 miles). Turn right onto Old Forge Rd (3.3 miles). Destination will be on the right. From D.C. Area (I-495 & I-270): Head northwest on I-270 N (30.0 miles). Continue onto US-40 W (1.2 miles). Continue onto US-15 N (16.5 miles). Take the exit toward MD-550/N Church St/Sabillasville Rd (0.2 miles). Turn left onto MD-550/N Church St/Sabillasville Rd (7.2 miles) (Continue to follow MD-550/Sabillasville Rd). Slight right onto Naylor Rd (0.1 miles). Continue onto Old Sabillasville Rd (~280 ft). Turn left to stay on Old Sabillasville Rd (0.5 miles). Continue onto Sabillasville Rd (0.2 miles). Turn right onto Monterey Ln (0.5 miles). Turn left onto PA-16 W (2.1 miles). Turn right onto Beartown Rd (~220 ft). Turn left onto Mentzer Gap Rd (1.2 miles). Turn right onto Old Forge Rd (3.3 miles). Destination will be on the right. Public Transportation: There is no public transportation to, or in, Caledonia State Park or Michaux State Forest. NOTE: Please remember to take the leader(s) number(s) with you but please respect the fact that we are all volunteers and there is often no cell coverage at trailheads and varies according to service provider. If you call very close to hike time, please understand that we are very busy with pre-hike preparations for ourselves in addition to group sign in, pre-hike briefing, and then leading the hike. It is also very difficult to provide instructions to someone while following them too, hence providing very detailed directions on this separate page. Leaders are advised to not answer phones once a hike is started so we don't miss a turn on the trail due to the distraction of a call. Thank you for your understanding and see you there!

 

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