COVID-19 Guidance to A.T. Hikers Updated

A.T. Trailwide Updates


(5/28/2021) 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 (the Harpers Ferry, West Virginia Visitor Center reopened May 27; the Monson, Maine Visitor Center will open June 2; and dates for the Damascus, Virginia and Boiling Springs visitors centers is will be announced later). Some COVID-19 safety protocols recommendations will be in place. For more information, visit