It's easy to enjoy the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) for just a day. There are hundreds of places to access the Trail, and in most of these areas there are no fees or permits for day hiking.
- Anytime you step out on to the A.T.—whether it’s a day hike or a thru-hike—you should be prepared with the hiking essentials: appropriate clothing, footwear, food, and equipment.
- Want to step up your game? Take the 14 State Challenge and step foot in each of the 14 states the A.T. traverses for a novel way to experience the diversity and enormity of the Trail.