Backpacking for 30 minutes burns approximately 238 calories or, Pennsylvania’s Pine Grove Furnace State Park is the mid-point for the 2,200 mile long, multi-state, Appalachian Trail.
Backpacking turns an ordinary hiking experience into an adventure.
You can explore remote areas of Pennsylvania’s parks, forests and open spaces while carrying your supplies on your back and camping in tents or shelters.
Backpacking can be any combination of hiking, camping, climbing, snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Backpackers must be able to carry a substantial weight on their backs for long periods of time, particularly if hiking to more remote locations. Backpacking is for outdoor enthusiasts who want to extend their time in the outdoors. Pull on your boots, get some exercise, and look forward to sleeping out in the night air!