Appalachian Trail

Description

  1. Name Appalachian Trail (AT)
  2. Length of trail 3,476 km, 2,160 miles
  3. Length in days 180 days
  4. Traildino grading SW, Strenuous walk, mountain trail
  5. Hut tour grading T2, Mountain walk

Appalachian Trail - by Mindy The Appalachian Trail is the oldest and most famous long distance hike in the U.S. It follows the Appalachian mountain range through 14 eastern states. An estimated 10,000 thru-hikers have finished the Appalachian Trail. It is possible to thru-hike it in one season. The 2160 miles (3480 km) can be completed in 47 days, 13 hours and 31 minutes (Andrew Thompson did it in 2005).

Select some tracks
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, 23km
.Appalachian Trail (CT), 82km
.Appalachian National Scenic Trail (ME), 412km
.Appalachian Trail (NH), 233km
.Appalachian Trail (VT), 224km
.Appalachian Trail (NJ), 20km
.Appalachian Trail (NY-NJ), 234km
.Appalachian Trail (PA), 356km
.Appalachian Trail (MD), 63km
.Appalachian Trail (WV), 4.6km
.Appalachian Trail (VA), 850km
.Appalachian Trail (TN), 447km
.Appalachian Trail (NC), 150km
.Appalachian Trail (GA), 133km
.Appalachian Trail (MA), 140km
International Appalachian Trail, 74km
Appalachian Trail Connector, 0.7km

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Rate 8.0 | 1 vote | No 5. in United States
  • Amy Lam April 2005
  • Rate 8
  • Positive A bit of everything and meeting different people
  • Negative Snakes
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Appalachian Trail

Hike Reports

  • AT: Maryland, Pennsylvania.

  • maxwell August 2013
  • I started in Harpers ferry west virginia and went to delaware water gap pennsylvania. this was my first long distance hike so i don't know what to compare it to but i am now very happy to be doing long distance solo trips.
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Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Blur Ridge Parkway: Northern Section
  • The northern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the surrounding area of the Appalachian Mountains on a double-sided map at 1:135,000 approx. from Outdoor Paths Publishing highlighting facilities along the route. The map covers the first part of the Parkway, from Milepost 0 to 123.Topography of the area is shown by relief shading based on the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Blur Ridge Parkway Southern Section
  • The northern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the surrounding area of the Appalachian Mountains on a double-sided map at 1:135,000 approx. from Outdoor Paths Publishing highlighting facilities along the route. The map covers the first part of the Parkway, from Milepost 0 to 123.Topography of the area is shown by relief shading based on the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The 50 Greatest Walks of the World
  • Barry Stone, author of 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, delves into some of the lesser-known aspects of the world`s most famous - and not-quite-famous-yet - trails. The perfect accompaniment to practical guidebooks, Stone relates how slings and carabiners kept him from falling headlong off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and reports on... Read more
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Netherlands
  • The 50 Greatest Walks of the World
  • Barry Stone, author of 1,001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, delves into some of the lesser-known aspects of the world's most famous and not-quite-famous-yet trails.The perfect accompaniment to practical guidebooks, Stone relates how slings and carabiners kept him from falling headlong off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and reports on the... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • The 50 Greatest Walks of the World
  • Barry Stone, author of 1,001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, delves into some of the lesser-known aspects of the world's most famous and not-quite-famous-yet trails.The perfect accompaniment to practical guidebooks, Stone relates how slings and carabiners kept him from falling headlong off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and reports on the... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Chattahoochee National Forest - Brasstown Bald - Chattooga River GA/SC
  • Map No. 778, Chattahoochee National Forest: Brasstown Bald - Chattooga River, GA/SC, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most... Read more
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United Kingdom
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Brasstown Bald/chattooga River, Chattahoochee National Forest
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapLocated just north of Atlanta, the Chattahoochee National Forest contains the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail along with an abundance of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests.This recreation map contains carefully researched trails, campsites, forest service... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Brasstown Bald/chattooga River, Chattahoochee National Forest
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapLocated just north of Atlanta, the Chattahoochee National Forest contains the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail along with an abundance of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests.This recreation map contains carefully researched trails, campsites, forest service... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • French Broad & Nolichucky Rivers - Cherokee & Pisgah NFs TN/NC
  • Map No. 782, Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests: French Broad and Nolichucky Rivers in Tennessee, at 1:63,360 in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist... Read more
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Netherlands
  • French Broad and Nolichucky Rivers, Cherokee & Pisgah N.F.S
  • Coverage includes Cherokee National Forest/Northern Districts; Greenville and Newport; and Sampson Mountain Wilderness Area. Boating Access Points: Nolichucky and French Broad Rivers. Scenic Drives: Foothills Parkway. Includes coverage of the Appalachian Trail. Includes UTM grids for use with your GPS unit and a trail mileage matrix. Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • French Broad and Nolichucky Rivers, Cherokee & Pisgah N.F.S
  • Coverage includes Cherokee National Forest/Northern Districts; Greenville and Newport; and Sampson Mountain Wilderness Area. Boating Access Points: Nolichucky and French Broad Rivers. Scenic Drives: Foothills Parkway. Includes coverage of the Appalachian Trail. Includes UTM grids for use with your GPS unit and a trail mileage matrix. Read more
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Netherlands
  • Hikes Around Philadelphia
  • Want to walk for a leisurely hour or two with the kids? Take them to the Churchville Nature Center, with its re-created Lenape Indian village and children's exhibits. Or would you prefer a more strenuous all-day hike? Try the rocky woods trail at Bake Oven Knob, Bear Rocks, and The Cliffs. Or if you're interested in wildlife, hike Green Lane... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Hikes Around Philadelphia
  • Want to walk for a leisurely hour or two with the kids? Take them to the Churchville Nature Center, with its re-created Lenape Indian village and children's exhibits. Or would you prefer a more strenuous all-day hike? Try the rocky woods trail at Bake Oven Knob, Bear Rocks, and The Cliffs. Or if you're interested in wildlife, hike Green Lane... Read more
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  • North to Katahdin
  • When Thoreau stood on the flank of Maine's Mt. Katahdin 1846, he was one of a handful of Americans who had ventured so deeply into the wilderness for the mere sake of seeing what was there. Today, hundreds of thousands of people--some with cell phones and GPS--stand where Thoreau did. For some, Katahdin is the long-awaited terminus of the... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • North to Katahdin
  • When Thoreau stood on the flank of Maine's Mt. Katahdin 1846, he was one of a handful of Americans who had ventured so deeply into the wilderness for the mere sake of seeing what was there. Today, hundreds of thousands of people--some with cell phones and GPS--stand where Thoreau did. For some, Katahdin is the long-awaited terminus of the... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail
  • Heartwrenching and spellbinding.' Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run Immersive and engaging.' Aron Ralston, author of 127 Hours 2,200 miles. 47 days. One remarkable athlete. Scott Jurek takes on the Appalachian Trail. Scott Jurek is one of the greatest ultramarathon runners of all time and a living legend. North tells the story of his... Read more
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  • North
  • Heartwrenching and spellbinding.' Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run Immersive and engaging.' Aron Ralston, author of 127 Hours 2,200 miles. 47 days. One remarkable athlete. Scott Jurek takes on the Appalachian Trail. Scott Jurek is one of the greatest ultramarathon runners of all time and a living legend. North tells the story of his... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • North
  • Heartwrenching and spellbinding.' Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run Immersive and engaging.' Aron Ralston, author of 127 Hours 2,200 miles. 47 days. One remarkable athlete. Scott Jurek takes on the Appalachian Trail. Scott Jurek is one of the greatest ultramarathon runners of all time and a living legend. North tells the story of his... Read more
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United Kingdom
The Book Depository
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The Book Depository
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  • The Appalachian Trail
  • The only illustrated book officially published with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, The Appalachian Trail explores this legendary footpath in detail: with a foreword by Bill Bryson and filled with more than 300 spectacular contemporary images, as well as unpublished historical photos, documents, and maps from the ATC archives. Once inspired... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Appalachian Trail
  • The only illustrated book officially published with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, The Appalachian Trail explores this legendary footpath in detail: with a foreword by Bill Bryson and filled with more than 300 spectacular contemporary images, as well as unpublished historical photos, documents, and maps from the ATC archives. Once inspired... Read more
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  • A Walk in the Woods
  • In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world. Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world. Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the... Read more
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  • In Beauty May She Walk
  • In 2000, inspired by her father, Leslie Mass decided she would turn a lifelong fantasy into reality.At the age of 59, she began to train for a grueling journey, a thru-hike of the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail. [i]In Beauty May She Walk[/i] chronicles Leslie's struggles and triumphs during her hike. On the trail, Leslie struggles with how to... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • In Beauty May She Walk
  • In 2000, inspired by her father, Leslie Mass decided she would turn a lifelong fantasy into reality.At the age of 59, she began to train for a grueling journey, a thru-hike of the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail. [i]In Beauty May She Walk[/i] chronicles Leslie's struggles and triumphs during her hike. On the trail, Leslie struggles with how to... Read more
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  • Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail
  • Spanning from southern Connecticut up to the top of the mighty Katahdin, Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail: New England by local author Lafe Low is a thorough reference to 45 day hikes on the Appalachian Trail in New England.This is the only guide that specifically covers the best days hikes (suitable for expert hikers to families with kids)... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail
  • Spanning from southern Connecticut up to the top of the mighty Katahdin, Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail: New England by local author Lafe Low is a thorough reference to 45 day hikes on the Appalachian Trail in New England.This is the only guide that specifically covers the best days hikes (suitable for expert hikers to families with kids)... Read more
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  • Appalachian Trail Guide to New York-New Jersey Book and Maps
  • Consists of a guidebook and two detached, double-sided maps (in a display box) for 172 miles of the Appalachian Trail, from Kent, Connecticut, to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on the Pennsylvania/New Jersey border.The indexed book contains omnidirectional trail descriptions, natural and cultural history of the areas crossed, and... Read more
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Belgium
  • Appalachian Trail Guide to New York-New Jersey Book and Maps
  • Consists of a guidebook and two detached, double-sided maps (in a display box) for 172 miles of the Appalachian Trail, from Kent, Connecticut, to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on the Pennsylvania/New Jersey border.The indexed book contains omnidirectional trail descriptions, natural and cultural history of the areas crossed, and... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Chattahoochee National Forest - Springer and Cohutta Mountains GA/SC
  • Map No. 777, Chattahoochee National Forest: Springer and Cohutta Mountains, GA/SC, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Springer & Cohutta Mountains, Chattahoochee National Forest
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapLocated just north of Atlanta, the Chattahoochee National Forest contains the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail along with an abundance of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests.This detailed recreation map contains carefully researched trails, campsites,... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Springer & Cohutta Mountains, Chattahoochee National Forest
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapLocated just north of Atlanta, the Chattahoochee National Forest contains the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail along with an abundance of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests.This detailed recreation map contains carefully researched trails, campsites,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mount Rogers High Country VA
  • Map No. 318 - Mount Rogers High Country in Virginia in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now printed on light,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Mount Rogers High Country
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapNational Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Mount Rogers High Country and Grayson Highlands State Park, Southwest Virginia, is a two-sided, waterproof, topographic trail map designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts with unmatched durability and detail. This map was created in... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mount Rogers High Country
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapNational Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Mount Rogers High Country and Grayson Highlands State Park, Southwest Virginia, is a two-sided, waterproof, topographic trail map designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts with unmatched durability and detail. This map was created in... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Green Mountain National Forest - Moosalamoo NRA - Rutland VT
  • Map No. 747, Green Mountain National Forest: Moosalamoo NRA - Rutland area in Vermont, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most... Read more
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  • Green Mountains N.F., Moosalamoo NRA/Rutland
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapNational Geographic's Green Mountain National Forest North Trails Illustrated topographic map is the most comprehensive available for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Designed to be easy-to-read, yet highly detailed this map includes a comprehensive road and trail network distinguishing between... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Belgium
  • Green Mountains N.F., Moosalamoo NRA/Rutland
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapNational Geographic's Green Mountain National Forest North Trails Illustrated topographic map is the most comprehensive available for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Designed to be easy-to-read, yet highly detailed this map includes a comprehensive road and trail network distinguishing between... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cades Cove - Elkmont - Great Smoky Mountains National Park NC/TN
  • Map No. 316, Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Cades Cove - Elkmont, NC/TN, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most titles now... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Cades Cove/elkmont, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapThis title provides an increased scale of one of the most visited National Parks in the US, and one of our more popular map titles. This increased scale will provide greater detail to the backcountry users and Appalachian Trail through-hikers.Park Introduction:Great Smoky Mountains National Park is... Read more
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Belgium
  • Cades Cove/elkmont, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapThis title provides an increased scale of one of the most visited National Parks in the US, and one of our more popular map titles. This increased scale will provide greater detail to the backcountry users and Appalachian Trail through-hikers.Park Introduction:Great Smoky Mountains National Park is... Read more
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