How to Hike the A.T.

Hiking just a portion of the Appalachian Trail is the adventure of a lifetime, but you'll enjoy that adventure even more if you're prepared.

How to Hike the A.T. Backpacking Courses

Hike the A.T.
The ATC is currently accepting applications for novice hikers interested in an educational and informative experience to prepare them for a long-distance hike. The courses will help new hikers feel prepared to successfully hike the A.T. while gaining an appreciation for the outdoors, knowledge of the A.T., Leave No Trace, and exposure to long-distance hiking culture. Course graduates should leave these programs as competent, responsible hikers prepared to accomplish their version of a successful A.T. hike.
Dates and application for 2020 will be posted in early March. If you have any questions, or would like to be added to the wait-list, please contact [email protected]