You can begin or end your hike at hundreds of places between the Appalachian Trail's northern and southern ends. Here's what to expect in North Carolina.
You can explore many locations along the trail including shelters, A.T. Communities, Trail Clubs, and more!
Comprehensive and accurate A.T. printed hiking maps are available from the Ultimate Appalachian Trail Store.
There are 95.7 miles of the A.T. in North Carolina, but the Trail runs along the Tennessee/North Carolina border for 224.7 additional miles.As the A.T. ascends to the High Country of the state line, hikers traverse the highest mountains along the Trail, including several above 6,000 feet.
You’ll need an advance permit for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and depending on the length of your hike, shelter reservations as well. All backpackers are required to stay at designated sites.
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