• Hump Mountain

    Appalachian

    National Scenic Trail CT,GA,MA,MD,ME,NC,NH,NJ,NY,PA,TN,VA,VT,WV

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Nature & Science

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail traverses the Appalachian Mountain chain from central Maine to northern Georgia, for a distance of approximately 2,180 miles. The trail's length, north-south alignment, changes in elevation, and the numerous peaks and ridges it crosses along this ancient mountain chains has resulted in one of the most biodiverse units of the National Park System.

To learn more about how NPS manages resources along the trail, see the Resource Management Plan for Appalachian Trail located on our Park Planning page.

Learn about some of the plants and wildlife along trail visit ATC's plants & wildlife page, located HERE.

Did You Know?

Blazes

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.