Footpath for the People
The Appalachian Trail is a 2,184 mile long public footpath that traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Conceived in 1921, built by private citizens, and completed in 1937, today the trail is managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, numerous state agencies and thousands of volunteers.
The freedom to enjoy the Appalachian Trail comes with the responsibility to be informed, prepared, and alert to our surroundings. Here are some tips.Read More
Official Appalachian Trail Brochure Map
Download the official brochure map for the Appalachian Trail.Read More
Trail to Every Classroom
The Trail to Every Classroom (TTEC) is a professional place-based development series for educators to show how the trail can be used as a classroom.Read More
Did You Know?
The A.T. is marked with two inch by six inch vertical white paint blazes. A double blaze, one above the other, is placed before turns, junctions, or other areas that require hikers to be alert. There are approximately 165,000 blazes along the Appalachian Trail.