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.
Click the links below to learn more about my hikes through each section of the M-D T.
Map 1 – 17.9 miles
Appalachian Trail at Whiskey Spring to Gifford Pinchot State Park
Map 2 – 22.3 miles
Gifford Pinchot State Park to Wago Junction at the Susquehanna River
Map 3 – 17.9 miles
Wago Junction to Trinity Church Road South of Wrightsville
Map 4 – 19.1 miles
Trinity Church Road South of Wrightsville to Otter Creek Campground
Map 5 – 30.4 miles
Otter Creek Campground to Pennsylvania-Maryland State Line
Map 6 – 20.5 miles
Pennsylvania-Maryland State Line to Quarry Road North of Havre de Grace
Map 7 – 16.2 miles
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
Map 10 – 18.0 miles
London Tract Road at White Clay Creek Preserve to Chadds Ford
Read more about the Mason Dixon Trail and how I connected it to the Appalachian Trail
Hiking the Mason Dixon and Appalachian Trails: Harper’s Ferry to Chadds Ford
During the 2020 Covid months, I hiked close to home, combining 2 trails for a 300 mile trek. The experience gave me an appreciation of our forests, waterways, towns, and history.