Moonshadow Hike Highlights the Appalachian Trail After Dark

Date Published: Oct 10, 2018

BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. (Oct. 10, 2018) – Lace up your hiking boots, grab your flashlight and mark your calendars — the Boiling Springs Appalachian Trail (A.T.) Community group will host a Moonshadow Hike on October 18 starting at 6 p.m.

Under the light of a nearly-full moon, hikers will be able to experience the Trail and local wildlife at night. Rob Shaw from the Susquehanna A.T. Club will lead the hike and provide participants with interesting facts about the Trail and its surrounding ecosystems.

The Moonshadow Hike will provide hikers of all ages to experience the beauty of the Appalachian Trail as it transitions to night. Photo by Horizonline Pictures.

The hike will travel four miles at a moderate pace through the Cumberland Valley. All participants should bring water, snacks and a small flashlight or headlamp.

Due to limited space, registration for this event is required but free. For more information and to register, visit or call 717.258.5771. The meet-up location will be provided upon successful registration.

Event Details:

The ATC’s Third Thursday series will run through the fall with a different event every month. Keep an eye out for future Third Thursday events by visiting

About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy:

The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park System, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is approximately 2,190 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, visit

Media Contact:
 Jordan Bowman
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.885.0794
Email: [email protected]


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