Tuscarora Trail

Trail Guide and maps can be obtained through the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club or from the Buchanan State Forest district office.


The Tuscarora Trail was originally created as a new route for the Appalachian Trail. It first departs the Appalachian Trail at the top of Blue Mountain in Deans Gap. It travels along ridge tops, southwesterly, to Maryland, where it connects to the Big Blue Trail before joining the Appalachian Trail again in Shenandoah National Park. The trail is over 250 miles in length, with 110 miles in Pennsylvania.

The Tuscarora Trail is marked with rectangular blue blaze marks.

In cooperation with DCNR, sections of this trail are maintained, in part, by volunteers from the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club - North Chapter.


Trail Stats

Nearby City: Bedford, PA    Length: 110 miles (in PA)   Skill level: Moderate    Trail type: Point-to-point