Hiking the Appalachian Trail
May 27, 2009
Sep 19, 2013
It's the nation's longest marked footpath, at approximately 2,178 miles running from Georgia to MaineLowest elevation: 124 feet – near the Trailside Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain, New York
Highest elevation: 6,625 feet – on Clingmans Dome in Tennessee
More than 10,000 people have reported hiking the length of the Trail. Every year 100 hikers repeat the feat. The entire trip takes four to six months, crossing 14 states, eight national forests, two national parks and 15 major rivers.
It takes approximately 5 million footsteps to walk the entire length of the Trail.
More than 6,000 volunteers contribute about 200,000 hours to the Appalachian Trail every year.
Touches 14 states. Houses more than 2,000 occurrences of rare, threatened, endangered, and sensitive plant and animal species.
We hiked the Appalachian Trail which was an 8 mile moderate trail.