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 »
In general, the A.T. is not accessible to persons with disabilities. Some short sections are fully accessible. The Trail has been enjoyed by hikers with a variety of disabilities, including the blind, hearing-impaired, and hikers with a range of mobility limitations.
Did You Know?
There are approximately 260 trail shelters on the Appalachian Trail. Shelters and campsites are spaced about a days hike apart along the A.T.