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Multi-Day Hiking

Multi-day hiking spans from spending an overnight on the Appalachian Trail to hiking every part of it through a series of multi-day hikes over many years. Here's what you need to know.

Marcia Fairweather is an Appalachian Trail section hiker

what to expect

Multi-day hiking spans from spending an overnight on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) to hiking every part of the ​Trail through a series of multi-day hikes over many years, called section hiking. (More information about section hiking is below.)

While multi-day hiking is not as intimidating as thru-hiking, it takes more commitment than day hiking. It requires more preparation, equipment, food, clothing and knowledge of ​Trail regulations and backcountry skills. Planning is crucial to a successful multi-day hike, so be sure to check out the hiking basics portion of our website.