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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining, protecting, and advocating for every single mile of the A.T.

Become a member today

As a member of the ATC, you will help:

  • Protect the iconic Appalachian Trail and surrounding landscape so it retains its awe-inspiring beauty and biodiversity.
  • Provide a world-class recreational experience that delights, challenges, and heals millions of people every year.
  • Ensure that all visitors to the A.T. feel welcome and knowledgeable about how to enjoy it safely and responsibly.

Become a member or renew your membership today with your gift of $50 or more.
The membership fee is $40 for A.T. Trail Maintaining Club members, seniors, and students.


Membership benefits include:

  • Subscription to the award-winning A.T. Journeys magazine and our weekly Trailway News e-newsletter
  • Premium 4-foot long Appalachian Trail map
  • Discounts in the Ultimate Trail Store
  • Volunteer opportunities, invitations to special events, Trail festivals, and more

Best of all, you’ll know you are doing your part to protect an irreplaceable national treasure—the Appalachian Trail!

Become a member today


Are you between the ages of 18 and 30?

If so, you can become a NextGen member with a gift amount that matches your age. If you’re 25, you’ll pay just $25. When you turn 26, you’ll pay $26 to renew your membership. You’ll enjoy all the same benefits of ATC membership, including the satisfaction of helping to protect a world-class outdoor recreational experience for all to enjoy!

Become a NextGen member


Give the gift of membership

Share your love of the A.T. with the special people in your life by giving the gift of ATC membership. It’s the perfect gift for a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion—and it lasts yearlong! We will notify the recipient of the gift membership on your behalf.

Buy a Gift Membership

For more information

Contact the ATC Membership Department at membership@appalachiantrail.org