Appalachian Trail Histories


Photos of those displaced by the U.S. government's land acquisitions for the Appalachian Trail

Pictures from the 1920s to 1950s

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy must interact with all of the fourteen states that the Appalachian Trail goes through. For this reason, situations…

While the Appalachian Trail is safer than most American communities, crimes still occur along the Trail. These include theft, disorderly conduct,…

Collection of items relating to hiker clothing

Dennis, Jim, George and Kevin, August 15 1979.jpg

Many plants can be found on the Appalachian Trail. Here are just a few examples.

Laws and other government documents related to the history of the Appalachian Trail.

US Court of Appeals Darrell David Rice Appeal in 2001.pdf

Since the beginnings of the Appalachian Trail, various trail clubs, individuals, and the National Park Service, have built a wide variety of shelters…


Established December 26, 1935, the Park currently includes just under 125,000 square miles (79,000 acres) in western Virginia straddling the spine of…

Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park3.JPG