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Appalachian Trail Maps by State 2024

Appalachian Trail Maps by State 2024


The Appalachian Trail is the most recognizable footpath in the United States and the world. It covers more than 2000 miles and spans 14 states. It begins and ends in Georgia and Maine. As such, Maine has two of the most difficult mile markers on the trail. For those who are heading north, hitting the state of Maine can be considered extremely significant in southern Maine. This section effectively slows hikers down to a crawl, due to the steep nature of the eroded section of their trails. They must clamber up and shove their backpacks around the rocks and boulders through Mahoosuc Notch.

The summit of Mt. Katahdin is one of the terminal mile markers of the Appalachian Trail, which is the finishing point for hikers that have been heading northbound the entire time. Due to being at the summit of a mountain, it is considered the longest climb of the entire trail and can be extremely difficult to finish once you have already been winded. Hikers must use their arms primarily to haul themselves over gaps and rocky formations, holding onto whatever they can find. There is a lack of tree roots, so rungs are drilled into the environment to make for quick stabilizers.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire contains many beautiful points for hikers to enjoy, but none is as difficult to traverse as the White Mountains. The trail is extremely narrow and becomes marked with previous rock slides that may have shifted the contents of the trail, path, or environment. Hikers must descend this section, and are often slippery. It is difficult to gain purchase on such an exposed trail. The climb down is long, and hikers that enjoy the view offered by the White Mountains vantage point may be disappointed that their elevation has steadily decreased. Nevertheless, the descent is one of the most beautiful points of the trial due to the view.


Virginia has one of the shortest sections on the trail but is extremely beautiful and dangerous due to this very nature. It is nicknamed "The Roller" coaster and spans over 13 miles. It is akin to a roller coaster, as there are 10 different sections where you must climb, and another 10 that you must descend. Each section is a few hundred feet each and is relentlessly steep. Hikers hate this section as their quads are on fire afterward, and often warrant a break.


Once hikers and adventurers have made their way to northern Pennsylvania, they arrive at a huge surprise. What seems like a low-elevation easy section couldn't be farther from the truth. The area is flat, which gives explorers a sense of confidence, but they quickly find that they cannot gain purchase for the life of them. This section contains the pointiest, rockiest ground on the trail, meaning injury can be likely, especially for fear of rolling an ankle, puncturing a sole, or even brushing your feet. The section in northern Pennsylvania is less of a "trail" and more of a rocky expanse.

Appalachian Trail Maps by State 2024

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Miles of Trail in State
Mileage Breakdown
Counties Crossed
  • 531.8 interior miles plus
  • 25.2 border miles shared w/ WV
Washington County, Smyth County, Grayson County, Wythe County, Bland County, Tazewell County, Giles County Briefly joins the West Virginia border here, Craig County, Montgomery County, Roanoke County, Botetourt County, Bedford County, Rockbridge County, Amherst County, Nelson County, Augusta County, Albemarle County, Rockingham County, Greene County, Page County, Rappahannock County→ Warren County, Fauquier County, Clarke County, (rejoins the West Virginia Border here) Loudoun County
North CarolinaSource314.20
  • 96.4 interior miles plus
  • 217.8 border miles shared w/ TN
Clay County, Macon County, Swain County, Graham County, Haywood County, Madison County, Yancey County, Mitchell County, Avery County
  • 74.7 interior miles plus
  • 217.8 border miles shared w/ NC
Blount County, Sevier County, Cocke County, Greene County, Unicoi County, Carter County, Johnson County, Sullivan County
MaineSource282.00Oxford County, Franklin County, Somerset County, Piscataquis County
PennsylvaniaSource229.80Franklin County, Cumberland County, Perry County, Dauphin County, Lebanon County, Schuylkill County, Berks County, Lehigh County, Carbon County, Northampton County, Monroe County
New HampshireSource160.90Grafton County, Carroll County, Coos County
VermontSource150.80Bennington County, Windham County, Rutland County, Windsor County
New YorkSource93.00Orange County, Rockland County, Westchester County, Putnam County, Dutchess County
MassachusettsSource90.20Berkshire County
GeorgiaSource78.10Fannin County, Union County, Lumpkin County, White County, Towns County, Habersham County, Rabun County
New JerseySource72.40Warren County, Sussex County, Passaic County
ConnecticutSource52.00Litchfield County
MarylandSource40.90Washington County, Frederick County
West VirginiaSource27.60
  • 2.4 interior miles plus
  • 25.2 border miles shared w/ VA
Monroe County, Jefferson County