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

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."

A.T. Community™ Sign in Damascus, Virginia

A.T. Communities: Gateways to Economic and Stewardship Success

How the A.T. Community™ program helps protect the Appalachian Trail and builds the outdoor recreation economy in Trail towns.

Backpacking on the A.T.

A.T. Hiker Hacks: Simple & Cheap Ways to Enhance Your Next Backcountry Adventure

There are many common hacks worth knowing that can make life on the trail lighter, easier, safer and less costly.




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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