- States: CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV
- NPCA Region: Northeast
- Est. Date: 1968
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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.
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