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Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

Unique learning programs for travelers age 50+

Lace up your boots and discover a section of the Appalachian Trail in the Pocono Mountains — a stretch prized for its outstanding views. Pass through the picturesque Delaware Water Gap and follow rocky ridges a few thousand feet above sea level. Learn trail orientation, hiking safety and the history and preservation of a national treasure.

Appalachian Trail
Appalachian trail

What's Included

  • All lodgings & most meals
  • Expert-led lectures & field trips
  • All gratuities
  • Road Scholar Assurance Plan
Appalachian Trail

Favorite Experiences:

  • Enjoy hikes led by experienced, knowledgeable experts on the renowned Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • A walk with a local naturalist acquaints you with the environment of the Poconos.
  • A yoga stretching class helps you relax at the end of the day.



A university of the world, Not-for-Profit Road Scholar has been leading global educational adventures for adults for nearly 50 years.

Our programs are all-inclusive educational adventures, not superficial tours. When you explore with us, you’ll have a deep, thought-provoking experience delivered by faculty experts on site.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in educational travel since 1975.

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