The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length.

The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length.

Need a reason to hike the Appalachian Trail? There are plenty. Sure, it may not be the longest hiking trail in the world anymore, but it still goes through 14 states, six national parks and eight national forests.

Need a reason to hike the Appalachian Trail? There are plenty. Sure, it may not be the longest hiking trail in the world anymore, but it still goes through 14 states, six national parks and eight national forests.

Appalachian Trail - Wikitravel

Appalachian Trail - Wikitravel

Appalachian Trail Map. I think this one is better at encompassing the magnitude of such a hike.

Appalachian Trail Map. I think this one is better at encompassing the magnitude of such a hike.

10 Things You Need to Hike the Appalachian Trail. (Great info even if you're not doing that one!)

10 Things You Need to Hike the Appalachian Trail- Infographic

10 Things You Need to Hike the Appalachian Trail. (Great info even if you're not doing that one!)

Smoky Mountains National Park. From the top of this you can see 4 different states. Long walk but worth it!

Smoky Mountains National Park. From the top of this you can see 4 different states. Long walk but worth it!

Before sending yourself mail drops on the Appalachian Trail, read this post. We outline the towns that offer expensive and/or limited resupply options.

Before sending yourself mail drops on the Appalachian Trail, read this post. We outline the towns that offer expensive and/or limited resupply options.

How to section hike the Appalachian Trail

How to section hike the Appalachian Trail

Does your train run Northbound or Southbound :)???? Listen to "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show for my answer!

Does your train run Northbound or Southbound :)???? Listen to "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show for my answer!

Appalachian Trail - Interactive Guide. Hike details, searchable by state. From Backpacker Magazine

Appalachian Trail - Interactive Guide. Hike details, searchable by state. From Backpacker Magazine

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