The Mason Dixon Trail

The Mason Dixon Trail is a 199 mile trail system that begins near Boiling Springs, PA and ends in Chadds Ford, PA. The western terminus is on Whiskey Spring Road, intersecting the Appalachian Trail and the eastern most section of the trail ends along the banks of the Brandywine River. Sky blue blazes mark the trail that travels on both dirt trails and roadways.

The trail system is broken into 10 sections, each section detailed on a separate waterproof paper map. I have created AllTrails versions of these maps based upon the directions on each paper map.

Below is a compilation map of the entire trail system. I have alternated the colors, indicating the different paper map trail sections. The yellow numbers indicate waypoints: parking, restrooms, shelters.

Map 1 – 17.9 miles

Appalachian Trail at Whiskey Spring to Gifford Pinchot State Park

Beauty along Coffeetown Road, Dillsburg, PA

Map 2 – 22.3 miles

Gifford Pinchot State Park to Wago Junction at the Susquehanna River

The Mason Dixon Trail passes the shores of Lake Pinchot, and it is hard to walk by without a little dip in the water!

Map 3 – 17.9 miles

Wago Junction to Trinity Church Road South of Wrightsville

A view of the Veterans Memorial Bridge and the Susquehanna River, Wrightsville, PA

Map 4 – 19.1 miles

Trinity Church Road South of Wrightsville to Otter Creek Campground

The lovely Susquehanna River near Boyd’s Run

Map 5 – 30.4 miles

Otter Creek Campground to Pennsylvania-Maryland State Line

Peavine Island, south of Holtwood Dam

Map 6 – 20.5 miles

Pennsylvania-Maryland State Line to Quarry Road North of Havre de Grace

Turkey Buzzards fill the trees at Fisherman’s Wharf and Park, MD

Map 7 – 16.2 miles

Havre de Grace to North East

Map 8 – 16.4 miles

North East to Pleasant Valley Road in Delaware

Map 9 – 22.8 miles

Pleasant Valley Road in Delaware to London Tract Road at White Clay Creek Preserve

Along the Christina River

Map 10 – 18.0 miles

London Tract Road at White Clay Creek Preserve to Chadds Ford

Looking westbound from the Eastern Terminus

Read more about the Mason Dixon Trail and how I connected it to the Appalachian Trail

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