Appalachian Trail Histories


Trail Magic (Student Exhibit)

Every year, thousands upon thousands of hikers pass through on the Appalachian Trail, whether thru-hikers or section hikers, all have the same goal, to reach the end of the trail. However, whether one is a thru-hiker or section hiker, attempting to complete the Appalachian Trail with no assistance is difficult. Fortunately, however, for hikers along the Appalachian Trail, people in surrounding communities strive to act as Trail Angels, performing Trail Magic for the hikers through and organization and or family; looking to help hikers reach their goal of completing the trail. Through this exhibit, the meaning behind, reasons for, and impact of Trail Magic along the Appalachian Trail will be revealed. 


Savannah Orr