Illustration by John Amoss
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.
Hiking with Pigtails
After discovering the A.T. later in life, ATC’s Charissa Hipp helped her daughter “Pigtails” develop a love for nature and stewardship from an early age.
Share Your Story
Love Letters to the A.T.
We want to hear your story about how you fell in love with the Appalachian Trail.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Preparing for your 2022 A.T. adventures
A series of tips and guides to help you plan and prepare for your next visit to the Trail.
A.T. Second Century Video Series
A Network of Trails
The A.T. is the backbone of a system of connected trails, providing a wide variety of connections for recreation, stewardship and resource protection.
Become a Steward
BECOME A MEMBER
Membership benefits include an oversized Appalachian Trail strip map, four issues of A.T. Journeys - our member magazine, discounts at the Ultimate Appalachian Trail Store, volunteer opportunities and invitations to special events.
SUPPORT OUR ANNUAL CAMPAIGN
We rely on the generosity of donors like you to help us fulfill our mission and vision of protecting the Appalachian Trail.
JOIN OUR EFFORTS
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.