It is the most honored and storied footpath in the world. It stretches 2,175 miles from Georgia to Maine, and some people hike it from end to end. Shelters along the trail allow you to sleep and commune with mice. But that’s about all that most people know about the Appalachian Trail.

BRO’s Massive and Important Guide to the Appalachian Trail—the Southern Half—digs deeper into the country’s longest ribbon of dirt. Our guide includes interviews with thru-hikers, training tips, detailed descriptions of the best section hikes, and a mile-by-mile map of trail highlights.

Click markers on the map below to get the details on the best places on the Appalachian Trail.


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