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The Appalachian Trail: Georgia to Maine

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Ellijay, Georgia

The Appalachian Trail: Georgia to Maine is a 1993 mile point-to-point trail located near Ellijay, Georgia that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking.

Distance: 1,993.0 miles Elevation Gain: 453,750 feet Route Type: Point to Point









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no dogs

This is the full north-bound route of the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Maine. Most thru hikers start their trips at Springer Mountain sometime between late February and mid April. Of the 25% of who finish the thru-hike, most reach Katahdin in Maine between August and early October. Baxter Park in Maine closes for the season on October 15th so plan to hike Katahdin by that date at the very latest. Dogs are allowed on much of the Appalachian Trail, but not the entirety of this mapped trail. For more information about where dogs are allowed:

3 months ago

Come physically prepared but if you aren't a long distance hiker no worries just pace yourself until your legs have adapted. Come mentally tough also because the AT will wear you down. Hands down, my 2017 thru-hike has made contributions to my life and those who hear the story that are totally unexpected. Be prepared to be awed and inspired.

3 months ago

My husband and I they hiked in 2017. Hands down, the best decision of our lives! We can't imagine what life would look like without having gone, and coming home with lessons, memories, experiences, and FRIENDS that will last a lifetime.

5 months ago

Great Trail, I Hike a quarter each year and I’m only 13

9 months ago

gonna take the trail

Wed Apr 10 2019

That was a lifetime experience that took six months of backpacking (over several years) and three large section (plus one small) hikes to complete. It would be wonderful to do it again. I started this trail in Georgia at age 22 and finished in Maine at age 49. The memories will last the rest of my life.

Fri Mar 29 2019

Thanks for uploading this map!! I hope to hike the AT some day soon.

Wed Jan 09 2019

Stunning section of the Appalachian trail!

Thu Nov 01 2018

This is a pretty cool hike. GA-ME 3/4/17-7/5/17

Sat Jul 22 2017

Incredible experience. Started at Springer 2/18/2017, finished at Katahdin 7/22/2017. First long distance backpacking trek and I loved it. You never know what the day will bring. Incredible sights, awesome wildlife, plenty of time to think/reflect and meet tons of cool people along the way. What are you waiting for? Grab a pack and hit the trail!

Sun Apr 30 2017

I love the A.T.

Sat Nov 05 2016

Mon Aug 29 2016

GA-ME 2009

Fri Jul 01 2016

Such amazing beauty all around you. So nice to be out in nature being surrounded by all the awesomeness. The views from top of the balds so pretty.

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