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The ATC continues to advise long-distance hikers to postpone hikes until 2022 or when the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has deemed the pandemic under control, and/or a COVID-19 vaccine or effective treatment is widely available and distributed. Visit for more information.

Current Thru-Hike Registrations by Date

The above chart was updated on January 19, 2021 — click chart to enlarge. For up-to-date registration numbers, visit

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Updates from ATC


COVID-19 Cases in A.T. Counties

View a map of reported COVID-19 cases in the counties through which the Appalachian Trail passes. This map data is provided by Johns Hopkins University, which updates once daily.

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Keeping your community safe

Important tips for ensuring you and other hikers minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 on the Appalachian Trail or in trailside communities.

The Appalachian Trail Community™ program is designed to recognize communities that promote and protect the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Towns, counties, and communities along the A.T.’s corridor are considered assets by all that use the A.T., and many of these towns act as good friends and neighbors to the Trail. The program serves to assist communities with sustainable economic development through tourism and outdoor recreation while preserving and protecting the A.T.

For Businesses: Become an A.T. Community Supporter
If your business or organization is located in an A.T. Community and you give back to the hiking community, your local A.T. Club, the ATC or your A.T. Community™, you can become an A.T. Community Supporter and receive a decal for your storefront, links on our website, and recognition for your efforts on social media and at various events. Apply today!