Stomach Virus Hits Appalachian Trail near Hot Springs, NC
The US Forest Service has issued an alert: Hikers may want to avoid sections of the Appalachian Trail near Hot Springs, NC, especially the stretch running north to the TN-VA border. A number of hikers have been sickened by a severe, 24-hour stomach virus. More »
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?
Threats from commercial development and concern for recreational opportunities prompted Congress to pass the National Trails System Act in 1968. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail was the first trail to fall under this new act.