Basic Information

Please refer to our Directions and Transportation page for more information.

In general, the Appalachian Trail is open year-round. For more information, please refer to our Operating Hours and Seasons.

It is your responsibility to be prepared for all weather conditions, including extreme and unexpected weather changes year-round. As the trail runs from Georgia to Maine there will be different weather conditions depending on your location. For weather along specific sections of the trail and at specific shelters, please refer to:

Please refer to our Fees and Passes page for more information.

Entrance Fees:

Appalachian National Scenic Trail Entrance Fee - $0.00

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail (NST) does not charge an entrance fee for use of the trail on Appalachian NST land.

Entrance Passes:

0 - $0.00


Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail does not currently have a visitor center. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, a national not-for-profit corporation has a visitor center in Harpers Ferry, WV.


Last updated: April 7, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Appalachian Trail Park Office
P.O. Box 50

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


(304) 535-6278

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