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Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the A.T., is an approximately 2,200 mile marked hiking and camping trail in the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. Along the way, the trail also passes through the states of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is perhaps the most famous hiking trail in the world. It covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests and sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go!

The path is maintained by 30 trail clubs and multiple partnerships, and managed by the National Park Service and the nonprofit Appalachian Trail Conservancy. The majority of the trail is in the wilderness, although some portions traverse towns, roads and cross rivers.

The A.T. is famous for its many hikers, some of whom, called thru-hikers, attempt to hike it in its entirety in a single season. Others hike it in sections and may complete the whole trail by chunks over a number of years. Many books, memoirs, web sites and fan organizations are dedicated to this pursuit.



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