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Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine.
AT Georgia Historic Marker
Appalachian Trail Georgia To Maine
The AT is about 2,200 miles (3,500 km) long, though the precise length changes over time as parts are modified or rerouted. The trail passes through 14 states: Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
Ø  Trail difficulty: Easy to strenuous         
Ø  Lowest point: Bear Mountain State Park, 124 feet
Ø  Highest point: Clingmans Dome, 6,643 feet   
Ø  Trail Length: About 2,180 + miles
Ø  Trail Heads : Springer Mountain in Georgia, Mount Katahdin in Maine

The Appalachian Trail was completed in 1937 after more than a decade of work, although improvements and changes continue. It is maintained by 31 trail clubs and multiple partnerships, and managed by the National Park Service, United States Forest Service, and the nonprofit Appalachian Trail Conservancy. 
Appalachian Trail Smoky Mountains
Appalachian Trail West Virginia
The majority of the trail is in forest or wild lands, although some portions traverse towns, roads and farms. The trail conservancy claims that the Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only trail in the world.

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