The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) relies on the generosity of donors like you to help fulfill our mission and vision.  Everyday we must raise $3.28 for every mile of the Trail above and beyond public funds we receive. 

Once you complete the online donation form below, you will receive:

  • Oversized Appalachian Trail strip map (with new membership)
  • Four issues of A.T. Journeys Magazine: the award-winning publication of the A.T.
  • Discounts at the Ultimate Appalachian Trail Store and other select retailers 
  • Subscription to our monthly e-newsletter filled with the latest A.T. news and updates 
  • Volunteer opportunities, invitations to special events, and much more!

Best of all, experience the pride and satisfaction of knowing you are protecting an irreplaceable American treasure – the Appalachian Trail.

To join by mail download the ATC Membership Application.

To join by phone call the ATC’s membership department at 304.535.6331 ext 119.

"If you hike any part of the A.T., you instantly understand the incredible workload that goes into maintaining the Trail. The ATC is not funded by a few large donors, it is from thousands of part time hikers like you and me who give a couple of dollars several times a year. These are the only checks I send that I know go to the best possible uses and actually lifts my spirits writing them! I also know the next time I go on the Trail with my family and friends or solo for that recharge I need, I see the results of my giving."
Wayne B. Brown 

"We give to the ATC because we believe the organization is the best and most effective means of preserving the heritage of the Appalachian Trail for all Americans to enjoy."
Dan Lentz