Experience the Smoky Mountains from a different perspective this fall by volunteering on the Appalachian Trail to make a difference for everyone who enjoys it. The Rocky Top Trail Crew is an exciting opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people with a desire to give back, and complete important work that ensures the Trail remains accessible for future generations.
The A.T. travels through 70 miles of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park which includes the highest point on the Trail, the largest roadless area along the Trail, and some of the most diverse ecosystems. The crew will spend October 4 - October 11 camping in the Park on the A.T. and experiencing the seasons changing in the iconic Southern Appalachians.
This work is important because half of the A.T. in the Park is open to horse use, and the crew’s current work involves reconstructing those sections where horses and hikers share the Trail. Because this portion of the Trail also receives so much rainfall annually, there is a lot of work to be done to repair the Trail where significant erosion has compromised the tread way.
Find out more about physical requirements, the application process, and more here. (https://appalachiantrail.org/home/conservation/trail-management/trail-crews-group/rocky-top-trail-crew)