From now through approximately January 15, construction crews will be replacing the deck of the Bernheisel Bridge. The Appalachian Trail WILL be open during this work. CLICK HERE for more information on this project.
During this period, hiking through the area of the Scott Farm may be a bit confusing for folks unfamiliar with the area. Here are some directions that will hopefully help out.
Starting A Hike From The Scott Farm Parking Lot
Starting Northbound: From the lot, head out the driveway closest to the creek. Cross the road, and you will see a blue blazed trail. Follow that for about 50 yards and you will see the white blazed A.T. Follow it to the left.
Starting Southbound: From the lot, do not cross the road. Head to the right towards the creek. You will see the sidewalk over the bridge still intact. Cross over the bridge on the sidewalk. Head right onto the boardwalk immediately after you cross the bridge. Follow the blazes from there.
Hiking On The Trail Through The Scott Farm Area
Hiking Northbound: As you come to the Scott Farm area on the boardwalk, turn left onto the sidewalk. Follow it over the bridge. Don't go under the bridge. Walk out to the first driveway, then immediately turn right and cross the road. You will see a blue blazed trail. Follow that for about 50 yards and you will see the white blazed A.T. Follow it to the left.
Hiking Southbound: As you come to the Scott Farm area, you'll see a "Detour" sign directing you to the right on a blue blazed trail. Follow it to the road. Cross the road, then immediately turn left. Look for the sidewalk over the creek, to the right of the construction work on the deck. Follow the sidewalk over the creek. Head right onto the boardwalk immediately after you cross the bridge. Follow the blazes from there.
Have any comments or questions on the construction project? Follow THIS LINK to contact us. Have a great hike!!