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Finding your next adventure on the Appalachian Trail – the world’s longest hiking-only footpath – is as easy as defining the challenge: to hike, to explore, or to give-back. Find tips and resources to make your next chosen adventure a success.

Activities and Essentials

Safety, Wildlife, Gear

Brush up on the basics of what to expect when hiking the A.T. for a day or longer, including plants, animals and trail markings.

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Activities and Essentials

Hike Activities for Younger Scouts

Set new hikers up for success by applying a simple techniques that empower them and set the stage for a life-long love of hiking. Find advice for hike leaders and activities for young hikers.

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Volunteer on the A.T.

Discover an introduction to how scouts can start volunteering on the A.T.

Scouts Troops, Order of the Arrow Lodges, or Eagle scouts who complete projects are entitled to receive a letter of recognition as well as certificate from NPS Appalachian National Scenic Trail Superintendent and Appalachian Trail Conservancy President. Complete this form to receive your recognition.

Mailing address for letter and certificate:

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 8 files.