About The Trail

Anyone can thru-hike our nation's most popular footpath, if they can climb the 10 Highest Peaks on the Appalachian Trail.

Read about the most famous places on the Appalachian Trail.

Only the most friendly and dedicated towns are appointed official Appalachian Trail Communities by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

There are hundreds of cool attractions on the Appalachian Trail. Take a look at many of the most interesting here.

New USGS Maps of New England now include the Appalachian Trail, one of 11 National Scenic Trails in the United States.

How long is the Appalachian Trail? It used to be 2,108.5 miles. In 2015 the length of the Appalachian Trail grew to 2,189.1 miles.

Doctor Grumpy does not know all or see all, but he has Seven Predictions for how the Appalachian Trail might change in between now and 2025.

The number of hikers heading NoBo on the Appalachian Trail less than a week after spring sprung is insane. You can find smaller crowds at malls..

When you have a moment, hike the Appalachian Trail online with us. We'll take you to places you haven't seen & introduce you to hikers you haven't met. Yet.

More than 8 million visitors have come to witness the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2015, setting new records for visitation.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is promoting voluntary thru-hiker registration.

Trail Magic -- an unexpected treat for hikers on the Appalachian Trail -- is one of the highlights of hiking the Trail. Thank God for Trail Angels!

Led by Virginia Tech researcher Jeff Marion, scientists will gather and study ecological data about the Appalachian Trail in 2015.