HIGH WATER AT STREAM CROSSINGS IN MAINE
Due to recent heavy rains, some stream crossings in Maine may be hazardous. the best course may be to wait for the waters to recede. If the water looks too dangerous to cross, it probably is. If the water looks fordable, follow the safety tips here -> 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?
The Appalachian Trail evolved from the 1921 proposals of Massachusetts regional planner Benton MacKaye to preserve the Appalachian crests as a wilderness belt - a retreat from urban life. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy was formed in 1925 and focused on the hiking aspect of MacKaye's vision.