Appalachian National Scenic Trail | TRAIL OVERVIEW

Rules of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Rules of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail


The Appalachian Trail runs from the north Georgia Mountains to the mountains of central Maine, crossing fourteen states along its 2,184 mile path. To hike the entire trail would be a hiker’s equivalent to a mountaineer’s climbing of Mount Everest. Doing this is beyond the scope of National Park Planner, and thus this website is not the place to come for details on the trail. Visit the National Park Service’s official Appalachian National Scenic Trail website or one of many websites specifically about the Appalachian Trail for information.

During my travels to other National Parks, if I cross paths with the Appalachian Trail, I will provide a trail review and other basic information.

Springer Mountain Summit

Humpback Rocks – Appalachian Trail Loop Hike
(Virginia—Blue Ridge Parkway)

Low Gap – Appalachian Trail – Snake Den Ridge Trail Loop Hike
(Tennessee and North Carolina—Great Smoky Mountains National Park)

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Last updated on May 3, 2021
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