The Trail Is Waiting
Hike the A.T.
The Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, ranging from Maine to Georgia. Use the interactive map below to explore the Trail, find shelters, locate parking and more.
Explore by State
Learn cool facts, significant stats, and need-to-know information for each state, as well as view a photo gallery to see the stunning diversity of terrain, features, and landscapes.
UPDATE: May 11, 2021
With a widely available and distributed COVID-19 vaccine in the United States and the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the ATC has updated its guidance for long-distance hiking and visitor centers. Long-distance hiking on the A.T. is now considered to be a safer activity, especially for those who have received one of the approved COVID-19 vaccines. The ATC 2,000-Miler Recognition Program has resumed, and A.T. 2021 hangtags will be distributed when designated A.T. visitor centers reopen. Some COVID-19 safety recommendations are still in place. For more information, visit appalachiantrail.org/covid-19.
Types of Hikes
Ready to begin exploring the Appalachian Trail?
A day hike on the Appalachian Trail can be a vigorous hike to an amazing destination or a wonder-filled nature walk. It can be easy or challenging. Here are things to consider and a variety of approaches.
Spans from spending an overnight on the A.T. to hiking every part of the Trail
Multi-day hiking spans from spending an overnight on the Appalachian Trail to hiking every part of it through a series of multi-day hikes over many years. Here's what you need to know.
Completing the entire 2,190 miles of the A.T.
The adventure of a lifetime. But trekking the 2,190 miles of the A.T. is no easy feat, so make sure you're prepared.