Appalachian Trail in Georgia Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The Appalachian Trail (AT) is one of the longest continually marked trails in the world. Beginning at Springer Mountain in Georgia, the path ends at Mount Katahdin in Maine. Congress authorized the Appalachian Trail as the first National Scenic Trail in 1968. The Appalachian Trail Conference now has responsibility for the trail.
A long-trail concept along the Appalachian Mountains grew out of a 1921 proposal by forester and land-use planner Benton MacKaye. For 16 years, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) members, hiking clubs, and other volunteers worked to see
MacKaye’s dream come true. On August 14, 1937, the final 2 miles were opened in Maine, completing the 2,054-mile trail from Georgia to Maine."