Hiking Basics

Hiking the Appalachian Trail can be a great adventure, and part of the appeal is getting away from civilization and the comforts, security and predictability of home. In unfamiliar settings where unpredictable weather, unfamiliar terrain, and the unexpected are the rule, planning and preparation are keys to an enjoyable and safe hike.

To download the guide, “Step by Step: An Introduction to Walking the Appalachian Trail,” CLICK HERE.

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Clothing and Gear   

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 Camping and Shelter

 Family, Groups and Dogs

Hiking WIth Dogs

Regulation and Permits

Trail Marking