The National Park Service has a free map of the Appalachian Trail (AT) that I have found very helpful. (Except when it's time to fold it up and put it someplace where I can find it again.)
The colorful map shows an overview of where the Trail lies (lays?) along its 14-state path from Georgia to Maine.
Now it only takes a moment to download a pdf copy of this AT map that you never have to fold!
Obviously, you won't use it as a guide for hiking the Trail, but it's great for choosing a town where you can take a zero-day, resupply, go shopping, meet friends or do a day- or section-hike.
The map shows which areas of the Appalachian Trail are protected by local or regional trail clubs.
Use it to locate Appalachian Trail Communities and famous points on the Trail.
Best of all, this valuable resource is free.
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New USGS Maps of New England now include the Appalachian Trail, one of 11 National Scenic Trails in the United States.