Appalachian Trail in Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

Appalachian Trail in Georgia

Appalachian Trail in Georgia Professional Review and Guide

"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."

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Trail Information

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Skill Level
4-5 days
Georgia Appalachian Trail Club Inc., PO Box 654, Atlanta 30301; (404) 4940968; USDA Forest Service, Forest Supervisor, 1755 Cleveland Hwy., Gainesville 30501; (770) 297-3000; Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR); Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites Division; Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, Game Management Section, 2150 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville 30501; (770) 535–5700;
Local Contacts
USGS Amicalola, Nimblewill, Noontootla, Suches, Neels Gap, Cowrock, Jacks Gap, Tray Mountain, Macedonia, and Hightower Bald; The Appalachian Trail in Georgia (map and brochure), Georgia Appalachian Trail Club, Inc.; The Guide to the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina and Georgia, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy; Appalachian
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