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of the Appalachian Trail

 

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Trail Sections Re-opened After Hurricane Florence; Cautions Remain

The National Park Service has re-opened sections of the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina and Virginia that were previously closed due to Hurricane Florence. Access into certain areas of the backcountry could still be affected by flooding or downed trees.

 

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Our mission is to preserve and manage the A.T.

– ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

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The Land and Water
Conservation Fund (LWCF) benefits
the A.T. – but could disappear

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A prime example of bad energy development 

Mountain Valley Pipeline: A prime example of bad energy development

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You can explore many locations along the trail including parking, shelters, A.T. CommunitiesTrail Clubs, and more!



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Comprehensive and accurate A.T. printed hiking maps are available from the Ultimate Appalachian Trail Store.



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

 

Sep. 17 - “Wild” Author Cheryl Strayed Joins the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Pacific Crest Trail Association to Celebrate 50 Years of National Scenic Trails
Strayed to Speak about the Urgent Need for Conservation Efforts on Oct. 2 Live Broadcast Event Hosted by Adventurer Jennifer Pharr Davis.

 

EVENTS
Family Hike

Family Hiking Day
September 22, 2018

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National Trail Systems Act 

50th Anniversary of the National Trail System Act Celebration | Oct 2, 2018

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WHAT WE DO
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Educate

We prepare and educate millions of visitors each year as they explore the natural and cultural wonders of the Trail. We promote outdoor ethics to minimize the impact visitors have on the environment. We engage our supporters on issues important for protecting the A.T. experience.

 

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Protect

We work to ensure that the Trail is protected forever through public engagement, broader landscape protection, and best Trail management practices. We manage more than 250,000 acres that protects fresh drinking water, culturally and historically significant landscapes, threatened and endangered species, and recreation-driven economies.

 

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Empower

We empower the next generation of A.T. stewards, engaging the youth and rallying local communities to help protect the Trail. Through our programs and partnerships, we support over 6,000+ volunteers that maintain and care for the A.T. and its surrounding lands.

 

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