Appalachian Trail Histories

The Racoon Run Shelters in the Michaux State Forest (PA), were built by workers from the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1934. Smaller than the standard Appalachian Trail lean-tos built at this time, the paired shelters in this stretch of the Trail in Pennsylvania are unique along the Trail. The Raccoon Run Shelters were maintained by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, but they were torn down in the 1980s when the AT was relocated away from its current route. The Raccoon Run Shelters were among those too close to the road, and often frequented by non-hikers.

The map shown here is from the PATC Map No. 4 (1980) and it depicts the location of the shelters on the old route of the AT. This image was provided by Stuart O. Smith, Jr.

Collection: Trail Shelters
Racoon Run Shelters 1934.jpg