The Michaux Lizard Map will help you plan all your adventures in and around Michaux State Forest, one of the most popular outdoor recreation playgrounds in Pennsylvania. Michaux's 85,000 + acres of public land offers something for everyone!
Your Michaux map was so awesome I ordered it for a friend. Amazing. Thanks! –Buzz in Maryland
A beautifully designed, easy to read topographic map featuring contour lines, elevation data, shaded relief, and all the key details you need to plan your adventures: backroads and trails, trail use designations, road surfaces (paved/gravel/4wd), parking access, campsites, public lands, historic sites and more.
The 7th map in our lineup of the Pennsylvania Adventure Series, the Michaux Lizard Map covers the northern region from Shippensburg to Mount Holly Springs and south to Biglerville and Waynesboro PA.
Durable, waterproof, and gives you the big picture – the map opens to 24” x 36” and folds easily to 4” x 8” to fit in your back pocket. The scale is 1:37,270 (1.7 inches = 1 mile). Includes both lat./lon. and UTM coordinate systems.
Public land: all of Michaux State Forest (over 85,000 acres), Caledonia, Mont Alto, and Pine Grove Furnace State Parks and the Kings Gap Environmental Center.
Destinations: the Appalachian Trail Museum, which is considered the symbolic halfway point of the AT, historic iron furnaces and an ironmaster’s mansion, the mansion at King’s Gap, and the historic Camp Michaux, a former secret WWII POW interrogation camp.
Roads: all Lizard Maps show which roads are paved, dirt/gravel or 4wd roads as well as which are gated. Perfect for bicyclists, dual sport riders and overlanders looking to put together a remote backcountry route across public lands.
Major hiking trails: the Appalachian Trail (AT) as it traverses Michaux State Forest, the trails at King’s Gap, the Flat Rock Trail System, and Rocky Knob Interpretive Trail.
Major biking trails: Michaux is renowned for its advanced mountain bike trails featuring technical singletrack, steep climbs and steeper descents. The Michaux Lizard Map includes all of the DCNR officially recognized shared use trails at time of publication. Many trails in Michaux are not yet named, signed or blazed and these are illustrated as such on the Lizard Map.
Even more trails: Lizard Maps highlight and designate public trails and paths including hiking, biking, equestrian, skiing and rail trails managed by federal, state and local authorities, including the Mount Hope equestrian trail system. Michaux has an extensive ATV trail system.
Points of interest: campgrounds, picnic areas, climbing areas, reservable car camping sites, scenic overlooks, observation towers and lizard spots.
Natural Areas and special designated areas: include Meeting of the Pines Natural Area, Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve, Mount Holly Marsh Preserve, Carbaugh Reservoir, Waynesboro Reservoir, Long Pine Run Reservoir, and the Forest Pool Reserve (Nature Conservancy).
Towns: Biglerville, Mont Alto, Mount Holly Springs, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro PA.
Lizards! The little purple Lizards you’ll find scattered on the map signify an interesting spot to check out. The Legend says “This Could Mean Anything: cool place, sweet view, local legend”.
Accessible! Less than 3 hours from Philly, Pittsburgh, D.C., Williamsport. 2 hours from Baltimore, MD and State College, PA
"I have to say It is a really nice map. My first Purple Lizard map!" Jeff in Maryland.
"Your plasticized Michaux map has been in my hiking gear now since last summer, and it has been great! Paper maps are so perishable. I pull my map out quite a bit because viewing a backlit screen on the trail just doesn't work. And it folds up so nice. And it doesn't need a battery!" - Jeff in PA
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Health warning: continued use of Purple Lizard maps may result in an inability to stay indoors and a sudden criticism of traffic. Your skin may become covered with dust and dirt. Mild confusion will make it difficult to relate time and distance, which may alter your definition of weather. There is a potential for all of these side effects to occur simultaneously and without warning. That's why we are warning you now.
All Purple Lizard maps are available flat (rolled up, unfolded) suitable for framing in your living room or just nailing to a cabin wall. The map cost is the same ($15) but shipping varies. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for specifics.
We are committed to doing our part to help protect beautiful public lands and special places. We are a proud member of 1% For The Planet.
Eight Pennsylvania Lizard Maps: Loyalsock-Worlds End, Michaux, Moshannon-Quehanna, Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands, Pine Creek, Bald Eagle, Rothrock and the Scotia Lizard Map.
Two West Virginia Lizard Maps of the Monongahela National Forest: Dolly Sods-Seneca Rocks and Elkins-Otter Creek. The best trails in southeast Ohio can be found on our Athens-Zaleski Lizard Map and our amazing Rincon Lizard Map and Guide to surf breaks and beaches on our favorite Caribbean Island.
Purchased separately this collection is $192.00.
Note- we are sold out of the Raystown Lake Lizard Map and it is not included with these 12 maps.
Big Adventures need big maps - and we have a massive amount of Pennsylvania public land covered for you. You will not find a better collection of PA maps for exploration and adventure!
Our collection of 7 Pennsylvania Adventure Series Lizard Maps opens up a massive swath of territory that includes public land across 9 State Forests. From just below the NY border you can explore south to Rothrock State Forest and continue to Michaux State Forest and the Maryland state line. Follow the Mason-Dixon line west to Forbes State Forest on the Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands Map.
"Getting lost and finding your way again is part of the adventure...if you are following a red line on a screen all those opportunities don't exist, they're sort of taken away." Elspeth Beard, the first British woman to travel the world by motorbike.
From North to South: Loyalsock-Worlds End Lizard Map, Pine Creek Lizard Map, Moshannon-Quehanna Lizard Map, Rothrock Lizard Map, Bald Eagle Lizard Map, Michaux Lizard Map and the Ohiopyle-Laurel Highlands Lizard Map.
Purchased separately this collection is $119.00
Note- we are sold out of the Raystown Lake Lizard Map and it is not included with these 7 maps.
There are thousands of miles of trails and backroads waiting for you, so be sure to request some time off from work; all 7 maps will make you a bit antsy to get out and explore. The Pennsylvania Adventure Pack also makes a great gift for your fellow adventures, or perhaps as a not-so-subtle hint for your couch potato friends to remind them there is life beyond the remote control.
Looking for ideas to explore our PA maps? Check out the PA Fall Adventure Guide and the other downloadable Lizard Adventure Guides that accompany each map, and be sure to look through the blog archives for our hikes and ride stories.
Health warning: continued use of these maps may result in an inability to stay indoors and a sudden criticism of traffic. Your skin may become covered with dust and dirt. Mild confusion will make it difficult to relate time and distance, which may alter your definition of weather. There is a potential for all of these side effects to occur simultaneously and without warning. That's why we are warning you now.
We are a proud member of 1% For The Planet.
North of Interstate 80 is a different place. It's often referred to as the PA Wilds, which we think is a pretty good description. There are less people, less pavement, more dirt roads and more wild places. We call that a fair trade. and it's where we'd rather be most days.
We've made three maps of Pennsylvania State Forests north of 80: Loyalsock, Pine Creek and Moshannon. Loyalsock includes all of the Loyalsock State Forest and McIntyre Wild Area, the Pine Creek Lizard Map covers much of Tioga and Tiadaghton State Forests, and Moshannon-Quehanna includes Moshannon State Forest and the Quehanna Wild Area with sections of Elk State Forest.
These three maps represent some of the wildest, most remote places you can find in PA, with just enough civilization and small towns to keep you well supplied and comfortable if you choose to emerge.
Purchased separately, these three maps are $51. The Purple Lizard PA Wilds Pack is $45 and you get one of our sweet DCNR Boundary Stickers along with the set.
As our friend Van Wagner tells it:
“North of 80 it ain’t the same.
I don’t know how else to put it to explain.
There’s a different tune in the air.
There’s a northern feel, that makes it real everywhere.”
Van Wagner: Singer, songwriter, teacher.
We are a proud member of 1% For The Planet.