The Big Blue Trail
(Now known as the "South Half of the Tuscarora Trail")
PATC is pleased to post this information supplement on the former Big Blue Trail, which is now the south half of the Tuscarora Trail. This information has been provided to PATC from an outside source, so we can neither verify the accuracy of the information, or endorse it's use. However, some individuals might find the information insightful if they intend to hike the trail, so it is posted for your own evaluation. Note that PATC has recently issued updated guidebooks and maps to the complete Tuscarora Trail and they can be ordered from PATC's online store.
The former Big Blue Trail, now the south half of the Tuscarora Trail, is a 142.3 mile trail that runs from the Appalachain Trail in the Shenandoah National Park to Hancock, Maryland. From there, the north half of the Tuscarora Trail continues across Maryland into Pennsylvania where it connects with the Appalachain Trail near Duncannon, Pennsylvania. These two trails were originally built to form a relocation for the Appalachain Trail which was threatened by the rapid growth of nearby towns.