Appalachian Trail Community

More than Just a Footpath

The beauty of the Appalachian Trail includes those who choose to walk it. Below, peruse the latest news, events, community photos and more.

What we’re talking about

Kallin Family at ATC Headquarters in Harpers Ferry

Planning a Family Hike: Reconnecting Your Loved Ones with the Outdoors

Helpful tips for helping family members of all ages experience and appreciate their next outdoor adventure.


The Last 2 Miles

81 years ago on August 14, 1937, the final link of the Appalachian Trail was completed, creating an interconnected path stretching from Georgia to Maine.

Earl Shaffer on Katahdin

”The Long Cruise” - Celebrating 70 Years of the A.T. Thru-Hiking Tradition

August 5, 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the first recorded Appalachian Trail thru-hike by Earl V. Shaffer, affectionately known as "The Crazy One."




ATJourneys Magazine Inside Layout

​a.t. journeys  magazine

A.T. Journeys is our award-winning member magazine. We strive to provide equal representation of hikers, outdoor enthusiasts, the environment, the community and education in connection with the A.T. and ATC. The magazine is published four times a year, and advertising revenues directly support the publication and production of the magazine and help meet the ATC’s objectives.

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