AT Hiking

Our club’s goal is to provide the most accurate hiking-related information available on our AT section. See the map below for the specific section of the AT our club maintains, a total of more than 120 miles. We’ve provided information on our AT section on the right.


In addition, as AT hikers ourselves, we’ve found these general AT resources helpful.

AT Hiking Resources

AT Distance Calculator – calculate the approximate walking distance in miles between two points along the Appalachian Trail using this tool.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy – Explore the Trail

Parking at trailheads on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian TrailPlace is a website offering hiking information relevant to the Appalachian Trail. The site includes articles, news and updates and hiking forums. You can also buy the “The Thru-hiker’s Handbook” through this site.

Mila and Mark Whitman host a blog called Mountain IQ, which offers an ‘Expert Guide’ to those interested in making an Appalachian thru-hike.

The Appalachian Trail Home Page is list of links of interest to Appalachian Trail hikers provided by Kathy Bilton of Shepherdstown, WV.

Map Resources

Appalachian Trail Conservancy online store: Can purchase individual trail maps and guidebook by state or can purchase complete set of maps/guidebooks for the trail. The 113 mile section of the A.T. that is maintained by the RATC is displayed on Virginia A.T. maps three through five.

Guthook’s Trail Guide Apps: Maps of the entire AT for either Apple or Android smart phones. You purchase a section (almost all of the RATC section is southern half of Virginia – Damascus to Daleville), download it to your device, and you can find your current location in Airplane mode as long as you can get a GPS signal. Includes elevation profile, trailheads, campsites, shelters, water sources and other waypoints. DOES NOT REPLACE PAPER MAPS OR COMPASS.

GPS File Depot: Download maps compatible with your GPS device.

Jefferson National Forest map information: Can order National Forest maps by phone or by mail. Free hike description brochures are available for download.

National Geographic Society online map store: Can purchase trail and topographic maps. The 113 mile of the A.T. that is maintained by the RATC is displayed on maps 787, 788, and 789. These maps show more of the area surrounding the trail than the ATC’s trail maps.

USGS Map Store: Download USGS topographic maps