Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Fred R. Jolly [Trail Name: Santiago] and his Long Walk

Benefiting The National Park Foundation

…We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Alfred Lord Tennyson, Excerpt from Ulysses poem

2,190 Miles

The Approximate Length of The A.T.

14 States

​Number of States the A.T. Traverses

5.5 months

The Average Length of Time It Takes to Thru-Hike the A.T.

1 in 4

The % of Hikers Who Succeed in Thru-Hiking the Entire A.T.


Estimated # Of Steps It Takes to Thru-Hike the Entire A.T.

5k+ Calories

The Estimate A Hiker Needs In A Day To Fuel The Hike

29 Years Old

Median Age Of A Successful Thru-Hiker

464,464 Feet

Elevation Gain On Hike = Summiting Mt. Everest 16 Times!

Come & Experience The Interactive

Appalachian Trail

You can explore many locations along the trail including shelters, A.T. CommunitiesTrail Clubs, and more! The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) interactive map, built cooperatively by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and National Park Service using ESRI’s Arc GIS Online mapping technology.


The Year The Original A.T. Route Was Conceived, Flagged And Measured


Year The 1st Person Reported An Entire Thru-Hike, Now Known As A “2,000-Miler”

Fewer Than 700

# Of People Age 60 Or Older Who Have Successfully Thru-Hiked The A.T.

29 Percent

Of Successful Thru-Hikers Are Women

The Appalachian Trail

Benefiting The National Park Foundation

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