Appalachian Trail Map

Appalachian trail map

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Written by: Ashley Vitiello
Fact Checked by: Derek Vitiello

Updated Apr 22, 2023

Welcome to our interactive Appalachian Trail map! It’s an adaptation of a couple of the other interactive maps below – we’ve taken our favorite layers and merged them into one map. The layers include the general trail route as well as trailheads, shelters, resupply points, road crossings, water sources, cool blue blaze trails, hostels, outfitters, and AMC huts that are located along the AT.

We’ve also included other links to several other interactive online maps (see below), as well as information about paper maps and even an app you could try!

When using this map or any of the other interactive maps below, clicking on individual icons will provide even more information, so make sure you take advantage of that feature and click on things!

This interactive map is a adaptation of a couple of the maps below.

Other Interactive Maps

If the map above doesn’t have what you’re looking for, or if you want access to a variety of different maps from different creators, here are some links to other popular Appalachian Trail maps.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) – Most Official

The ATC is a non-profit that advocates for the Appalachian Trail and is the leading name when it comes to great information on the trail. Here’s their map, which is cooperatively made by the ATC and the National Park Service. To see the map layers, click on the layers icon in the top right corner.

National Park Service (NPS) – Also Very Official

The National Park Service also links to a map that includes parking areas, scenic vistas, privies, shelters, and more. It’s one of the few that include the location of privies, which is an added bonus for using this map.

Far Out – Best for Mobile

Far Out has an app that covers the entirety of the Appalachian Trail and provides great information, especially if you want to use it on a mobile device. You do have to purchase the trail portions you need, but they provide a free sample so you can make sure it’s the information you’re looking for before you buy it.

The Trek – Great Free Information

The Trek is a website with some incredible first hand information about hiking the AT, and it’s all written by previous thru hikers with real experience. They also have great general information on the trail, including this interactive map. We really like how their map shows you the AMC Huts in Maine so you can get an idea of their location along the route.

Reddit – Worth Taking a Peek

One of the simplest maps with some of the best information is from this user on Reddit who shared his own adaptation of the information he found most useful.

*Disclaimer* These maps are all for general reference purposes only. The data is approximate, may not match exact locations, and is not a legal document, nor should it be treated as such. There is no warranty or guarantee to the accuracy, completeness, reliability of this data, express or implied. All the information on these maps is dynamic, subject to change, and you should reach out to the appropriate entity to get more information on features.

Physical Maps

If you want a non-digital map, National Geographic makes some great physical maps that are waterproof and tear-resistant. While the ones on Amazon may seem cheaper, they aren’t necessarily. Here’s the first one in the series, which covers Springer Mountain (Georgia) to Davenport Gap. The next map in the series is Davenport Gap to Damascus, which gets you to Virginia. In comparison, this map at REI includes both maps as a bundle and is $5 less than when they’re purchased separately.

The ATC also has some official maps that they sell in their store, and those can be found here. They’re broken down into much smaller sections, making them easier to carry on the trail and you can trade out maps at your resupply points.

There’s also several places where you can print less detailed maps if you want something with the bigger picture like Rhodes Mill.

Individual Sections by State

For more detailed information about each state along the trail, see the link below for the 14 different states that the AT goes through.

  • Georgia
  • North Carolina/Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Connecicut
  • Massachusetts
  • Vermont
  • New Hampsire
  • Maine

Ashley is an adventurous soul who loves all things nature, especially warm sunshine, wildflowers, scenic snacking, and mushrooms. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast who has spent years enjoying time outside doing things like hiking, camping, and rock climbing.
Her goal with Know Nothing Nomads is to make these hobbies easily accessible through knowledgeable content and how-to’s based on all the stuff she’s learned on her journey. If she isn’t writing an article, she’s probably in a forest looking at big mountain views and tiny pieces of moss on the side of the trail.

Derek, Co-Founder at Know Nothing Nomads

My goal with my writing and Know Nothing Nomads as a whole is to share my passions of hiking, camping, and a love of the outdoors with our readers. Making the difficult and uncertain feel more approachable to people that might not know enough to feel comfortable taking their first steps into the wilderness is a driving factor for me. When I’m not writing you can find me on a trail, in a forest, or next to a river with hiking shoes on my feet and a fly rod somewhere close by.

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