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

Pennsylvania Backwoods

Uniting to Preserve the South Mountain Range

The South Mountain Range in Pennsylvania is home to 60 miles of the A.T. and a diversity of ecosystems. The South Mountain Partnership is determined to preserve this unique landscape for future generations.

Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Image courtesy of USFWS.

Cherry Valley Land Protection Safeguards Five Miles of the Trail in Pennsylvania

The protection of Cherry Valley is a success story not only because of its conservation values, but because it is a real-life example of public-private partnerships that benefit those who live and play in the region.

Spy Rock Sunset

The Preservation of Spy Rock

When an increase in visitation threatened one of the Appalachian Trail's hidden treasures in Virginia, ATC and its partners took action to preserve rare plant species and the fragile surrounding environment.




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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