Appalachian Trail Community

More than Just a Footpath

The beauty of the Appalachian Trail includes those who choose to walk it. Below, peruse the latest news, events, community photos and more.

What we’re talking about

Siler Bald, North Carolina

Flip Flop Hiking: Helping Conserve the Trail and Sustain Communities

More and more, hikers are choosing to begin their hikes at various locations along the A.T.’s corridor, hiking north or south, and then “flip-flopping” back to their starting location and hiking the opposite direction to finish the Trail.


Moving Forward: LWCF and a Thriving Appalachian Landscape

As we move forward in our efforts to protect the Appalachian Trail, the importance of tools like the Land & Water Conservation Fund only become more apparent.

President Jimmy Carter

"Protection Necessary to Preserve": The Appalachian Trail Bill of 1978

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the Appalachian Trail Bill of 1978, a pivotal moment in the history of the A.T. and the ATC.




ATJourneys Magazine Inside Layout

​a.t. journeys  magazine

A.T. Journeys is our award-winning member magazine. We strive to provide equal representation of hikers, outdoor enthusiasts, the environment, the community and education in connection with the A.T. and ATC. The magazine is published four times a year, and advertising revenues directly support the publication and production of the magazine and help meet the ATC’s objectives.

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