The Appalachian Trail
Explore the Most Famous Hiking Path in the World
Drawing more than 3 million visitors each year, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail — more commonly known as the Appalachian Trail or “the A.T.” — is a unit of the National Park System. Fully connected in 1937, the A.T. stretches from its northern terminus at Katahdin, Maine, to its southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Georgia. At more than 2,190 miles in length, the A.T. is the world’s longest hiking-only footpath.
Explore the A.T. section hikes near Bryson City and within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Reconnect with nature, escape the stress of city life, meet new people or experience a simpler life.
Map of the Appalachian Trail Section Near Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains: