Tim's Appalachian Trail Page
"The Appalachian Trail stretches more than 2,100 miles through 14 states from Maine's mighty   Katahdin to Georgia's forested Springer Mountain. Along its route, the A.T. crosses eight national Me on Franconia Ridgeforests, six units of the national park system, about 60 state park or game lands, and scores of small mountain and valley communities. Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population lives within a day's drive of this continuously marked footpath." (From ATC page)

I've hiked several big chunks of this grand footpath, including all of Vermont, most of New Hampshire, and a good part of Maine. Someday I hope to do the whole thing in one long summer. Many of the long-distance thru-hikers call it the Green Tunnel, and it must be quite beautiful! I've met dozens of long-distance hikers, and I always try to turn them on to cold brews, homemade snacks, and other goodies!  You can often time where and when the groups are coming through, and if ay can get up to Baxter State Park in the fall, you are sure to meet some very cool folks near the end of a long and special journey.


The Appalachian National Scenic Trail (official page)

Kathy Bilton's A T page  (very nice!)

The Official Maine Appalachian Trail Club Homepage

Basic map of the trail

Links to dozens of trail maintainers (Hiking Clubs)

Green Mtn. Club of Vermont

My LONG TRAIL (AT in Vermont) Page

MY PHOTOS of the Northern Terminus at Baxter State Park

There has been talk of extending the trail south to the farthest reaches of Florida, and North into Canada. There are many other long-distance foottrails in America, including the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. There are dozens more that currently exist, or in the planning stages.  In addition, the Rails-to-Trails program is actively converting many of the nation's abandoned railroad lines into multi-use paths.  Happy trails!


John Muir Trail

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Page created and updated by Tim D; February 1999    
(unintentional errors are likely on this page. Some links die or relocate over time)