Greetings from Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Hiked the AT and liked it!! Onwards to the PCT!


Appalachian National Scenic Trail

One of the longest and most famous trails in the United States, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail traverses 14 states and leads explorers through mountains, forests, meadows and culturally important lands along the East Coast. Visitors can hike the entire 2,160-mile path between Georgia and Maine, or enjoy parts of the trail on weekend or day hikes.

State(s): Connecticut Georgia, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia,

Established: 1968

“I enjoy the United State’s National Park System. This is because of the freedom we experience in nature. The community of people who traverse national parks are visitors to the greatest treasures the United States has to offer. Find yourself in nature, to discover the simplicity, nature presents as survival. Learning skills, and education of the environment, could help a naturalist to understand humanities' connection to nature.”

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