The Appalachian Trail in North America is estimated to be 2190 miles (3526 kilometers) long, and takes 146 days* to complete when hiking at an average of 15 miles (25 kilometers) per day.
This trail is also referred to as the AT, and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
It is a linear trail, which means that to do a thru hike, you will have to start and end your hike in different places.
The Appalachian Trail has 2 terminuses. Most thruhikers choose to start their hike at the Peak of Springer Mountain in Ellijay, Georgia, United States and end their hike at the Peak of Mount Katahdin in Millinocket, Maine, United States.
A good day of the year to start this hike from the Peak of Springer Mountain is April 1.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy takes on the task of maintaining, improving, and advocating for the Appalachian Trail as its trail association.
|Other Name(s)||AT, Appalachian National Scenic Trail|
|Length||2190 miles (3526 kilometers)|
|Far Out Guide||Appalachian Trail Map|
|Trail Association||Appalachian Trail Conservancy|
|Terminus A||Peak of Springer Mountain, Ellijay, Georgia, United States|
|Terminus B||Peak of Mount Katahdin, Millinocket, Maine, United States|
Estimated Total Budget (USD): $7,110.00