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Appalachian Trail


The Appalachian Trail or (A.T.) is a continuous footpath, marked with 2 inch by 6 inch Trail Blazes extending for more than 2,150 miles from Katahdin in the central woods of Maine, south along the crest of the Appalachian Mountain range to Springer Mtn. in Georgia. The trail traverses mostly public lands through 14 states. Virginia has the longest section, with 544 miles, and West Virginia has the shortest, only 22 miles along the Virginia-West Virginia border. The highest elevation of the trail is at Clingmans Dome, 6643 ft. in the Great Smokey Mountains.


State

Mileage

Highest Point
Height (ft.)
Maine
281
Katahdin
5,267
New Hampshire
161
Mount Washington
6,288
Vermont
146
Near Killington Peak
3,870
Massachusetts
90
Mount Greylock
3,491
Connecticut
52
Bear Mountain
2,320
New York
88
Prospect Rock
1,433
New Jersey
74
High Point
1,803
Pennsylvania
232
Methodist Hill
2,100
Maryland
41
(unnamed peak)
2,000
West Virginia
** 2
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Virginia
544
Mount Rogers
5,729
North Carolina
* 371
Clingmans Dome
6,643
Tennessee
* 371
Clingmans Dome
6,643
Georgia
75
Blood Mountain
4,461

* The trail in Tennessee and North Carolina runs right along the border of these two states, making it difficult to give mileage for each state. The 371 mile figure represents the total mileage of both states.
** In addition to the 2 miles, the trail north of the Harpers Ferry area is right along the Virginia - West Virginia border for about 20 miles.

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