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.
How Hikers Helped Route the A.T. to McAfee Knob
In 1932, a dedicated group of hikers helped ensure McAfee Knob and Tinker Cliffs were conserved for Appalachian Trail visitors.
Pisgah National Forest Issues Two-Year Camping Ban at Max Patch
The Pisgah National Forest has issued a two-year camping closure on Max Patch, a popular destination for Appalachian Trail hikers on the North Carolina-Tennessee border.
Share Your Story
Why I Hike
We want to hear what hiking on the A.T. means to you as part of our upcoming series!
The Apostle of Happiness
Experience the little-known story of Eiler Larsen, who was driven by the joy found in nature to travel the entire A.T. in the 1930s — and to share that joy with others.
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.
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.