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.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.
The Pathway from Recreation to Conservation
Through our actions on the Appalachian Trail and beyond, we can help conserve a precious natural resource and inspire others to do the same.
Q&A with Our New Regional Directors
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is very excited to have not one, but two new Regional Directors join the team this month!
In the News
The A.T. Returns Home at Lehigh Gap, Pennsylvania
Starting in mid-October, the Keystone Trails Association will change the North Trail's blue blazes to white blazes and hikers will once again take in the incredible views of Lehigh Gorge on their A.T. hikes. Click to read more at lehighvalleylive.com.
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
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.