Plan Your Visit
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail's website is a great place to start pre-planning for your next adventure on the Appalachian Trail. These pages and links provide the information you need to get started.
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a public footpath that follows more than 2,100 miles of Appalachian Mountain ridgelines between Maine and Georgia. The trail is open year-round and accessible from many locations. Find the closest access point to you in Directions.
From planning a day hike to thru-hiking the entire length of the Trail, your journey along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail begins here!
This is a great place to start planning your visit! Learn about operating hours, fees and passes, weather and safety, maps, events, and important information regarding pets on the Trail here.
Where is the nearest trail access point to you? Whether you travel by foot, car, bus, train, or air, use this section to find the best way to access the Trail.
Whether on a day hike or thru-hike, be safe when you visit the Appalachian National Scenic Trail! Learn about personal safety and awareness tips for hikers here.
The National Park Service is committed to making our National Parks accessible to everyone. Learn more about accessibility along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail here.
Last updated: January 17, 2017