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Here's what people had to say about this program:
“This program is well planned and an excellent way to discover whether you want to hike more on the Appalachian Trail. I learned a lot about the flora and the fauna in the area.”
— Lila from Trophy Club, TX
“Beautiful area to hike and explore. The program has great instructors and a variety of activities. The hotel pool and hot tub were perfect after hiking. The food was excellent and plentiful.”
— Lee from Leawood, KS
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.
All lodgings & most meals
Expert-led lectures & field trips
Road Scholar Assurance Plan
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 over 40 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.