Awaken your senses and feel the wonder of the trail...


The 2,180 mile long Appalachian Trail (AT) has hundreds of access points between Springer Mountain, Georgia and Mt. Katahdin Maine. It's almost out your back door!  The point is - we really want you to experience at least one section of the AT in your lifetime!  Come on!  You can do that!


  • Home of the southern terminus of the AT
  • Rugged wilderness hiking with extravagant wildflower blooms
  • What can we say?  We live here!
  • 76.4 miles of trail
Black Bear Cub

Black Bear Cub

North Carolina

  • Panoramic views and lots of them!  
  • Making this section of the trail a must see
  • 95.5 miles of trail


  • Hike over Roan Mountain, home to the world's largest natural rhododendron gardens 
  • Panoramic views on grassy balds and 70 miles of hiking in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
  • One of Pam's favorites!
  • 287.9 miles of trail


  • 1/4 of the Appalachian Trail lies in Virginia, elevation changes from easy to moderate to strenuous.  
  • Encounter wild ponies along the trail, hike amid unusual rock formations, and enjoy the majesty of the Shenandoah Mountains. 
  • Another of Pam's favorites!
  • 226 miles of trail
Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

West Virginia

  • Trail passes through historic and scenic Harpers Ferry and easy access to Washington DC.
  • 4 miles of trail


  • Great for 2 or 3-day trips with many pretty views 
  • Easy access from DC if you're meeting friends flying from different places.
  • 40 miles of trail


  • Where thru-hikers are given a commemorative wooden spoon if they can eat a 1/2- gallon of ice cream in one sitting! Mostly walking on ridges with relatively small elevation changes.
  • 229 miles of trail

New Jersey

  • Home to the beautiful glacial Sunfish pond and noted for having the highest density of bears on the trail
  • Elevation changes are for the most part moderate.
  • 72 miles of trail

New York



  • Where the trail actually passes through the Trailside Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain
  • The elevation drops to its lowest at 124 feet and generally moderate elevation changes throughout the state.
  • 88 miles of trail


  • Hiking is mostly moderate skirting along the banks of rivers with particularly scenic sections of trail.
  • 53 miles of trail


  • Long, flat sections with wooded hills and valleys.
  • The trail passes through several small New England towns.
  • 90 miles of trail


  • High rugged country, forests of paper birch, white pines, and farm valleys.  
  • Coincides with the Long Trail running from Massachusetts to Canada.  
  • Signs of moose everywhere.  
  • A fair amount of elevation gain and loss.
  • 150 miles of trail

New Hampshire



  • Beautiful, rugged White Mountains, steep ascents and descents, above timberline with snow in every season.  
  • A series of unique style huts offering comfortable lodging and delicious, hearty meals. 
  • A must see!
  • 161 miles of trail


  • Home of the 100-mile wilderness, river fords, and the northern terminus - Mt. Katahdin. Moose and loons are common sights.
  • Generally considered the most difficult hiking of the 14 states.
  • A must see!
  • 281 miles of trail

Experience the trail.