SPECIAL ONLINE EVENT
The A.T.’s Role in Worldwide Conservation
Watch our in-depth conversation on how lands like the Appalachian Trail will play an important role in the future of our planet.WATCH NOW
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.
TAKE A WALK, PROTECT THE TRAIL
Donate $5 and Receive Walk the Distance A.T. App
Make a $5 donation to the ATC between June 15-30 and receive the A.T. map for the Walk the Distance smartphone app.
Where the Appalachian Trail Began
At the beginning of a new century, the experiences of Benton MacKaye sparked an idea that would lead to the creation of the Appalachian Trail.
See the Winning Photos
Natural Beauty: 14 States, Unlimited Inspiration
From landscape views to the wings of a swallowtail butterfly, we hope this series inspires you much as the A.T. does for millions of visitors each year.
An Update to Our COVID-19 Guidance
Following the widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccines and new CDC guidelines, the ATC has updated its guidance for long-distance hiking on the A.T.
See You Down the Trail
After 33 years at the ATC, Laurie Potteiger reflects on the changes, challenges and beauty she found while working to conserve the Appalachian Trail experience.
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.