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 »
Did You Know?
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a public footpath that follows more than 2,100 miles of Appalachian Mountain ridgelines between Maine and Georgia. It takes 5,000,000 adult footsteps to hike the entire trail.