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We are the Guardians
of the Appalachian Trail

 

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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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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.

PROTECT YOUR TRAIL
Let Congress know you support the Appalachian Trail 

Let Congress know you support the Appalachian Trail

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A prime example of bad energy development 

Mountain Valley Pipeline: A prime example of bad energy development

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Interactive Map

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



LAUNCH MAP

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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BECOME A GUARDIAN

14 Reasons to Start Your Northbound Thru-Hike at Amicalola Falls State Park
Planning on starting a northbound thru-hike this year? Here's 14 reasons why starting your adventure at Amicalola Falls State Park might be a great first step.

 

April 11 - In Response to Executive Orders to Accelerate Approvals of Oil and Gas Projects
Statement from Laura Belleville, VP of Conservation and Trail Programs for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

 

EVENTS
Family Hike

5th Annual Flip Flop Festival
April 27-28, 2019

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How to Hike the A.T. Workshop
May 1, 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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INTERACTIVE MAP


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.

 

TAKE ACTION

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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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