The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. The Trail goes through fourteen states along the crests and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range from the southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Georgia, to the Trail’s northern terminus at Katahdin, Maine.
An overview map of the trail along its entire length is available from the National Park “Appalachian National Scenic Trail” web page.
The AT is uniformly marked with a 2" x 6" white-painted, vertical blaze.
For detailed descriptions of hikes in the region click on Find a Hike -- sort on “Title” column for hikes beginning with “Appalachian Trail …” The majority of these are loop hikes in conjunction with other trails. For AT-only hikes click here. The database includes a few AT hikes in nearby sections of Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
Two of the few wheelchair accessible sections from Georgia to Maine are in this region:
- A 0.40-mile segment at Bear Mountain State Park (news release). This trail segment is included as part of a summit loop hike.
- A 0.67-mile segment on the Pochuck Boardwalk in Vernon, NJ (trail map with parking information)
For specific traveling directions and parking areas use the “Find a Hike” and “Find a Park” links provided above, then scroll to the particular park or hike you plan to visit.
Hike descriptions will indicate if public transportation (train or bus) is available to a particular trailhead.