Completing the entire 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) in one trip is a mammoth undertaking. Each year, thousands of hikers attempt a thru-hike; only about one in four makes it all the way.
- A typical thru-hiker takes 5 to 7 months to hike the entire A.T.
- After deciding when and where to begin and then registering your thru-hike, you will need to plan your resupply points and know the camping regulations along the A.T.
- In addition to these logistics, physical and mental preparations become important factors in a successful thru-hike. Learn more about all these subjects below.