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 »
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The park is open year-round and accessible from many locations. Use the following pages to help plan your trip.
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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.