The Sky Begins at Your Feet
Dark Night Skies vary along the Trail and are often dependent on the amount of protected lands that surround the footpath and its proximity to urban areas.Read the Article
Welcome to Wild East™
The Appalachian Trail is more than a footpath in the woods. It is the backbone of a great landscape. With its scenic views, native plants and wildlife, American history, and unique communities, the Wild East landscape is a worldwide destination for your own unforgettable adventure.
The Health of forests along the Appalachian Trail is integral to the vitality of the Wild East.Read the Article
Become a Guardian
BECOME A MEMBER
Membership benefits include an oversized Appalachian Trail strip map, four issues of A.T. Journeys - our member magazine, discounts at the Ultimate Appalachian Trail Store, volunteer opportunities and invitations to special events.
SUPPORT OUR ANNUAL CAMPAIGN
We rely on the generosity of donors like you to help us fulfill our mission and vision of protecting the Appalachian Trail.
JOIN OUR EFFORTS
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Appalachian Trail. We have plenty of opportunities for you to give back to the Trail you love so much.