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
Map 2 – 22.3 miles
Map 3 – 17.9 miles
Map 4 – 19.1 miles
Map 5 – 30.4 miles
Map 6 – 20.5 miles
Map 7 – 16.2 miles
Map 8 – 16.4 miles
Map 9 – 22.8 miles
Map 10 – 18.0 miles
Read more about the Mason Dixon Trail and how I connected it to the Appalachian Trail
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.