The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,167-mile footpath along the ridge crests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in north Georgia. The trail traverses Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. It was completed in 1937 and designated as the first National Scenic Trail in 1968. The Trail is currently protected along more than 99 percent of its course by federal or state ownership of the land or by rights-of-way. AT through-hikers are people who hike the entire length of the trail in one season. Through-hikers generally start out in Georgia the early spring.

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Appalachian National Scenic Trail
National Park Service information on this multi-state national trail extending from Georgia to Maine.
Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association
Association of through-hikers and others who have shared experiences on the Appalachian Trail. Advice for prospective through-hikers and information about annual gatherings, books for sale, volunteer trail maintenance opportunities, plans for an AT museum, and related topics.
Appalachian Trail - GA and NC Sections
Source with photos giving a feel for the Southern portion of the trail from the Springer Mtn. start in Georgia to the mountains of North Carolina.
Appalachian Trail Conference
Non-profit membership organization whose volunteers and club affiliates protect and maintain the trail. Provides up-to-date information on trail conditions, volunteer opportunities, trail maintenance training, and links to trail clubs along the corridor.
Appalachian Trail Home Page
Large collection of information, including trail history, maps, descriptions, advice from hikers, collected hike journals, volunteer opportunities, current events, and links.
The Appalachian Trail in Georgia
History, highlights, and trail descriptions.
Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Articles, information, and tips on hiking, planning, and gear for the Appalachian Trail.
Official Appalachian Trail Map
The National Park Service overview map of the Appalachian Trail. in JPG, GIF and TIFF format.
Parking on the Appalachian Trail
Guide to access points and parking areas.
Interactive resource for and about hiking the Appalachian Trail. Features include forums, photo gallery and a personal trip journal directory.
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