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 Invisible Beauty of Trail Design
When walking along the footpath, many hikers may not think about what goes into making the A.T. experience pleasurable and beautiful — and that’s entirely intentional.
Celebrating the National Trails System Act
54 years ago, the NTSA was signed into law, forever changing our ability to conserve and protect the Appalachian Trail.
Plan & Prepare
Finish Well at Baxter State Park
For A.T. thru-hikers, reaching the summit of Katahdin is the achievement of a lifetime. Help celebrate the history and significance of Katahdin by following these guidelines while hiking to the northern terminus of the A.T.
A Deeper Connection
Embracing and encouraging a sense of belonging about the A.T., and turning that feeling into action, is the work of the A.T. Landscape Partnership.
McAfee Knob Trailhead Shuttle Service to Ease Traffic, Increase Safety
This service will help alleviate unsafe parking conditions and take the stress out of finding a parking spot for McAfee Knob A.T. hikes.
Give Back to the Trail
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 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.