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 »
Below are some important and useful planning documents relating to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
Center for the State of the Parks: Park Assessments 2010
Use and Users of the Appalachian Trail Report 2000:
Did You Know?
Volunteers monitor and maintain the Trail and its shelters and help with operations at headquarters. There are thirty volunteer trail-maintaing clubs associated with the Appalachian Trail.