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East Coast US - Appalachian Trail Thru-hike - "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."

East Coast US - Appalachian Trail Thru-hike - "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."

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.

Hiking the Appalacian Trail.

Hiking the Appalacian Trail.

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

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.

Awesome account of Bryson's time spent hiking the Appalachian Trail.  Historical and hysterical.

Awesome account of Bryson's time spent hiking the Appalachian Trail. Historical and hysterical.

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!

Hike the Appalachian trail!-just a section I did a day hike starting at Clingman's Dome north in the 90's.

Hike the Appalachian trail!-just a section I did a day hike starting at Clingman's Dome north in the 90's.

Appalachian Trail Online Course - FREE self-paced online course on how to prepare for and hike the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The course uses blended learning and provides links to the best videos, articles, photos, diagrams and other valuable resources. Complete as little or as much of the course as you desire. Curated by "BigHodag"

Appalachian Trail Online Course - FREE self-paced online course on how to prepare for and hike the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The course uses blended learning and provides links to the best videos, articles, photos, diagrams and other valuable resources. Complete as little or as much of the course as you desire. Curated by "BigHodag"

Through Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Through Hiking the Appalachian Trail

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

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

Appalachian Trail, Blood Mountain.

Appalachian Trail, Blood Mountain.

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

The Appalachian Trail : How to Prepare for & Hike It

Hiking the Appalachian Trail: What You Really Need to Know

#12 Appalachian Trail: Crampton Gap to Harpers Ferry, WV: The 9.8-mile stretch of Appalachian Trail leading from Crampton Gap to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is one of the most popular and rewarding AT day hikes in this region, with good reason. It features a secluded forest ridgetop, an exhilarating vista pitching straight down into the Potomac River, and the historic Chesapeake & Ohio (C) Canal Towpath.

#12 Appalachian Trail: Crampton Gap to Harpers Ferry, WV: The 9.8-mile stretch of Appalachian Trail leading from Crampton Gap to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is one of the most popular and rewarding AT day hikes in this region, with good reason. It features a secluded forest ridgetop, an exhilarating vista pitching straight down into the Potomac River, and the historic Chesapeake & Ohio (C) Canal Towpath.