Pennsylvania – Trail Relocation Opened – Palmerton Area
On Saturday, June 4 a 3.25-mile-long relocated section of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) near Palmerton, PA was opened to the public. The northern end of the Winter Trail (approx. NOBO mile 1,262.0) was also relocated to meet the A.T. near where the relocation begins.
The relocation moves the route of the A.T. along views that are likely to remain as environmental remediation work in the area continues. The relocation route also needs less ongoing maintenance than the former route.
Hikers should use the open relocation route and pay special attention to blazing and signs in the area to ensure they are on the correct trail. Hikers should avoid the now-closed 2008 – 2022 route as it goes onto private land. See map.
The relocation adds 0.2 miles to the overall length of the A.T.