The Work Ahead
This October marks 100 years since Benton MacKaye published his vision for the Appalachian Trail. ATC President & CEO Sandra Marra looks back at what has been accomplished since then, and the path ahead for fully realizing that vision.READ MORE
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.
Protecting the A.T. Hiking Experience
Ever since the first foot of the Appalachian Trail was cleared, visitor use management has been essential for protecting A.T. resources and guiding hikers toward safe and Trail-friendly practices.
A Century of Inspiration
Benton MacKaye: Celebrating a Vision
Even after a century, Benton MacKaye’s original vision for the A.T. continues to inspire and guide the work of the ATC and its partners.
Ritual of the Trail
Writer Michael Garrigan provides a glimpse into his most important ritual: stewarding the Trail so that future generations can “sink into its soil.”
Broadening the Base
Inclusive efforts are essential to building engagement with and support for the Appalachian Trail.
COVID-19 Latest Updates
The latest information on COVID-19 safety on the A.T. and how the pandemic could affect your hiking plans.
Plan and Prepare
Hiker Resource Library
Getting ready for an A.T. adventure? This library of resources will help you stay safe, healthy, and responsible on the Appalachian Trail.LEARN MORE
Become a Steward
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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.