In the Eye of the Beholder
Although beauty may be inherently subjective, an ATC program — the Visual Resource Inventory project — seeks to make it as quantifiable as possible. Evaluating scenic views along the Appalachian Trail today will help ensure the Trail retains its beauty for generations to come.READ MORE
Photo by Matthew Rakola
Overseeing the management and conservation of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail since 1925.
The mission of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is to protect, manage, and advocate for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
The 2024 Appalachian Trail Calendar is now available
Make a donation of $75 or more to receive this calendar in addition to your ATC membership benefits.
New A.T. Communities Designated
Five communities in three states commit to support outdoor recreation.
Decoding the Appalachian Trail: Volume 1
Talk the talk so you can walk the walk. We’re decoding some of the common words, phrases, and symbols associated with the A.T. so you can feel more comfortable and confident on your upcoming adventures.
Share Your Photos in our A.T. State-by-State Photo Contest
Share your awe-inspiring photos of the Appalachian Trail in each of the 14 states it traverses for a chance to win an A.T. T-shirt!
Give Back to the Trail
Become a Member
Membership benefits include an oversized Appalachian Trail strip map, a subscription to our membership magazine A.T. Journeys, discounts at the Ultimate A.T. Store®, special volunteer opportunities and invitations to exclusive events.
SUPPORT OUR WORK
We rely on the generosity of donors like you to help us fulfill our mission and vision of protecting the Appalachian Trail.
BECOME AN A.T. STEWARD
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Appalachian Trail. We have plenty of opportunities for you to give back to the Trail you love so much.