Trailwide – NPS 24-Hour Dispatch Center Down

A.T. Trailwide Updates
Hiking Safety



The National Park Service 24-Hour Dispatch/Communications Center number (866) 677-6677 is currently down. If you need to reach the dispatch center in the meantime, call (301) 714-2235.

Visitors to the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) should always call 911 in the event of an emergency. After emergency services have been contacted and/or once you are able to do so after the emergency, please submit a detailed Incident Report on the ATC’s website.

Issues such as damage to the Trail, bad behavior at campsites/on-Trail, a missing or delayed hiker, or a person(s) of concern should also be reported using the Incident Report form.

For more information about safety on the A.T., visit the safety pages of our Hiker Resource Library. We will update this notice when we have more information.