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Northeast Appalachians Map
Building the Northern Appalachian Mountains and New England
The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. 2,200 miles (3,500 km) long.
Passes through Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Maintained by 31 trail clubs and multiple partnerships. Managed by the National Park Service and the nonprofit Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Majority of the trail is in forest or wild lands, although some portions traverse towns, roads and farms.