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We are the Guardians
of the Appalachian Trail

 

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Our mission is to preserve and manage the A.T.

– ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

Interactive Map

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You can explore many locations along the trail including parking, shelters, A.T. CommunitiesTrail Clubs, and more!



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Maps and Guides

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Comprehensive and accurate A.T. printed hiking maps are available from the Ultimate Appalachian Trail Store.



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PROTECT YOUR TRAIL
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The Clean Water Act Is At Risk

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Tell Congress to Restore Our Parks

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BECOME A GUARDIAN

Cherry Valley Land Protection Safeguards Five Miles of the Trail in Pennsylvania
The protection of Cherry Valley is a success story not only because of its conservation values, but because it is a real-life example of public-private partnerships that benefit those who live and play in the region.

 

Three New Members Appointed to Board of Directors to Assist in Appalachian Trail Protection Efforts
Ambreen, Ann and Nathan bring with them a variety of expertise and experience that will greatly assist the ATC in its goal of protecting the largest continuous landscape in the eastern United States, the Appalachian Trail.

 

EVENTS
Monitoring 

Boundary Monitoring: Protecting the Appalachian Trail November 20, 2019

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Maintaining a Continuous Footpath
December 20, 2019

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Plan Your Hike


Get the information you need for your next A.T. hiking trip.

 

HIKING BASICS


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HIKING SAFETY


INTERACTIVE MAP


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The AppalachianTrail is more than just a footpath: it's the sweeping views, the plants and animals, the communities, and the people dedicated to celebrating and protecting this national treasure. What do you call all of that? We call it...

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Explore the Wild East

WHAT WE DO
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Educate

We prepare and educate millions of visitors each year as they explore the natural and cultural wonders of the Trail. We promote outdoor ethics to minimize the impact visitors have on the environment. We engage our supporters on issues important for protecting the A.T. experience.

 

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Protect

We work to ensure that the Trail is protected forever through public engagement, broader landscape protection, and best Trail management practices. We manage more than 250,000 acres that protects fresh drinking water, culturally and historically significant landscapes, threatened and endangered species, and recreation-driven economies.

 

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Empower

We empower the next generation of A.T. stewards, engaging the youth and rallying local communities to help protect the Trail. Through our programs and partnerships, we support over 6,000+ volunteers that maintain and care for the A.T. and its surrounding lands.

 

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