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Location: North America || Appalachian Mountains

Trail Length:  approximately 2160 mi or 3476 km

Percentage of trail complete: 100%

Estimated time to walk the (length of the) trail: 4 to 6 months

Description:This trail travels through 14 states and 60 protected forests and parks

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Dangers/safety concerns:

Hiking season:

Sleeping facilities: Camping and 270 camp shelters 

Allowed modes of travel: Walking

For more than half of the U.S. population, the Appalachian Trail is less than a day's drive away. Yet despite its proximity to many major cities, few truly know the splendor of this national treasure.

Additional resources:

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

 Image by Jeff Edwards

Image by Jeff Edwards