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Trail Report: Raccoon Run trail
Reporters: Mike Bertram; Date: November 16, 18, & 20 2020
Usage: foot traffic.
Recent Weather: Dry
Blazing: Blue, good condition
Signage: one sign saying 'Old AT' at northern end. Signs at southern end.
Status: This trail used to be the route of the Appalachian Trail. The trail is steep in places but designed to shed water. It also has sections that are somewhat entrenched. There are also eroded sections where the trail bed has roots and rocks sticking out.
The section of the trail south of the spur trail to Corls Ridge road is stony. The trail crossed route 233 after bridging over Rocky Mountain creek and then runs south alongside route 233 to the junction of route 233 and South Mountain road. It crosses route 233 and soon meets the AT. The section running alongside route 233 leaves the Forest in its southernmost part. The trail is poorly made and maintained.
The section of the trail south of route 233 is not on the Lizard map.
GPS Readings: Ends: 39.9048N, 77.4777W and 39.8505N, 77.5049W
The trail is 5.1 miles long from Golf Course Road, near route 30, to the AT between route 233 and Swamp Road.