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This page is dedicated to resources of knowledge

on the Internet concerning Hiking the Appalachian Trail.

In 1937 a footpath was indeed complete from Maine to Georgia. The dream of one man, Benton MacKaye. Today, volunteers from Georgia to Maine work to maintain and improve the trail, keeping it safe for future hikers.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy – The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the Appalachian Trail, a route in the eastern United States that runs from Maine to Georgia.  A great resource on this site is their “getting to the trail”  shuttle bus links.

Their Interactive Trail Map is a great tool.  Map

How to register for your hike – It is a good idea to register your hike with the ATC.  This helps to minimize congestion on starting days.

The Trek – a cool interactive map of the trail

Trail Journal – Great way to follow bloggers, not Vloggers.

Trail Facts – good knowledge resource

Great Smoky Mountains -Be sure to read and if you a NOBO, obtain a permit before you leave home!   Rules and Regulations

Google Map of the AT – Interesting tool for planning

GreenBelly – Great Ready-to-eat food for the trail. Seriously delicious! The founder is a hiker of the AT and has written an online book about the trail full of wisdom, experience and insight.

THEBACKPACKER.TV YouTube channel and so much more.  If you are going to backpack, this is the website for you.  Great videos.

Big Agnes – Best tents for the trail!

Great List of Appalachian Trail Post Offices for forwarding supplies to locations ahead of you.  More about this in the Q & A section.

Appalachian Trail Guide – Great and complete trail guide for the AT


Guthook’s Guides for your Smart Phone

Great New Hikers Guide


Top 55 Long Distance Trails to hike in the USA


Great place to stay before going to Baxter State Park



Baxter State Park – Home of Mount Katahdin
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