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The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. Over 2-3 million people visit the Trail every year exploring its magnificent landscapes and experiencing its stunning views.

Fall is one of the most beautiful times to enjoy the A.T.. Peak of color ranges from late September to early November. Click here to find a guide to peak foliage along different areas of the Trail.
Hike Difficulty Rating Key  
  • Easy [very little elevation gain, under 200’ under 2 miles]
  • Easy to moderate [some elevation gain, approx. 200’-400’ appropriate for youth]
  • Moderate [some significant elevation gain, approx. 400- 700’, and steeper ascents and descents]
  • Moderate to strenuous [approx. 700’-1000’ elevation gain, may have challenging terrain in parts of the trail, may have steeper ascents/descents]
  • Strenuous [at least 1,000’elevation gain, and/or a particularly steep ascent or descent that an average hiker might find extremely difficult]

Select a state below to find a local hike in your area.

The Best of the Appalachian Trail: Day Hikes,” by Frank and Victoria Logue.Many of the hikes on our list are from the book “The Best of the Appalachian Trail: Day Hikes ,” by Frank and Victoria Logue. 
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Maine     New Hamphire     Vermont
Massachusetts     Connecticut     New York
New Jersey     Pennsylvania     Maryland
West Virginia     Virginia     North Carolina
Tennessee     Georgia