Appalachian Trail Overview

Fact Sheet

NameAppalachian Trail
Country:The United States of America
Length2193 miles / 4688 km
Yes, white blaze on trails
Permit Required?No
Best time to start hike?Nobo: March to May
Sobo: Late-May to June
How long does it take on average?5-7 months
Most popular hiking direction?NOBO
Other info?Ticks infected with lymes disease are rampant along trail. Blacks bears are common in certain areas, measures to secure your food from your bears should be taken.
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