Operating Hours & Seasons
In general, the Appalachian Trail is open year-round. The northern terminus at Mount Katahdin in Maine is within Baxter State Park, which may be closed in winter months, depending on weather conditions. Particular sections of the Trail, and less-developed roads accessing the Trail, may be closed temporarily for a number of reasons, but otherwise the trail is open.
Did You Know?
More than 6,000 individual volunteers contribute more than 195,000 hours each year towards the protection, maintenance, and promotion of the Appalachian Trail.