The Appalachian Trail Conference offers 11 official guidebooks to the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia. All guides come with detached water-resistant maps and include detailed Trail descriptions (both north to south and south to north) and information on road-crossings, shelters, water sources, points of interest, and general advice. Books are 4-1/2" x 6-1/2", durably bound paperbacks, packaged with maps in a resealable plastic pouch. All ATC-published guides are printed on recycled paper.
Appalachian Trail Complete Guide/Map Set. This set includes all of the Guide/Map sets for the Appalachian Trail. Includes a 10% set discount.
Appalachian Trail Complete Map Set. This set includes all of the maps listed below, plus the Maine guidebook (Maine maps are not available separately). Includes a 10% set discount.
A.T. Guide to Maine. Covers 281 miles from Katahdin in Baxter State Park to the New Hampshire state line. Includes planning guide and seven four-color, 1:62,500-scale topographic maps with elevation profiles and Trail descriptions. Published by the Maine Appalachian Trail Club. 172 pages.
Maine guide set
A.T. Guide to New Hampshire-Vermont. Covers 322 miles from Grafton Notch, Maine to North Adams, Massachusetts, including the White Mountains and the southern 100 miles of the Long Trail. Eight four-color topographic maps with elevation profiles; scale 1:62,500. 250 pages.
NH - VT Guide & Map set
Map Set only, no guide, folded
A.T. Guide to Massachusetts - Connecticut. Covers 142 miles from the Vermont line to the Connecticut-New York line near Kent, Connecticut. It includes side trails in the northern Berkshires. Five four-color topographic maps with elevation profiles; scale 1:38,750. 148 pages.
MA-CT Guide & Map Set
Map Set only, no guide, folded
A.T. Guide to New York - New Jersey. Covers 162 miles from Kent, Connecticut to the Delaware Water Gap national Recreation Area, Pennsylvania. Six four-color topographic maps with elevation profiles; scale 1:36,000. 205 pages.
NY - NJ Guide & Map Set
Map Set only, no guide, folded
A.T. Guide to Pennsylvania. Covers 232 miles from Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to the town of Pen Mar on the Maryland border. Twelve black-and-white topographic strip maps with elevation profiles; scale 1:95,040. Published by the Keystone Trails Association. 216 pages.
PA Guide & Map set.
Map Set only, no guide, folded
A.T. Guide to Maryland - Northern Virginia. Covers Maryland, the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, and norther Virginia - 95 miles from Pen Mar on the Pennsylvania border to the entrance to Shenandoah National Park near Front Royal, Virginia. Includes three five-color topographic maps with elevation profiles; scale 1:62,500. Published by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. 198 pages.
MD-VA Guide & Map set
Maryland map, no guide, folded
Harpers Ferry, WV to Snickers Gap, Virginia map. 1:63,360.
Snickers Gap, Virginia to U.S. 522 map. 1:100,000.
A.T. Guide to Shenandoah National Park. Covers 107 miles through the park and 400 miles of side trails, from near Front Royal, Virginia to near Waynesboro, Virginia. Includes three five-color topographic maps with elevation profiles; scale 1:63,360. Published by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. 366 pages.
Shenandoah Guide & Map set.
Shenandoah N.P. North section map. 1:62,500.
Shenandoah N.P. Central section map. 1:62,500.
Shenandoah N.P. Southern section map. 1:63,360.
A.T. Guide to Central Virginia. Covers 220 miles from near Waynesboro, Virginia to Pearisburg, Virginia, including parts of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests and the North Mountain Trail. Includes six five-color USFS/ATC topographic maps with elevation profiles; scale 1:63,360. 300 pages.
Central VA Guide & Map Set.
Central VA map set. 1:63,360.
A.T. Guide to Southwest Virginia. Covers 162 miles from Pearisburg, Virginia to the Tennessee border south of Damascus, Virginia, including parts of the Jefferson National Forest. Also includes the Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area and the Iron Mountain Trail. The guide/map set includes two maps covering the trail section covered in the guide. 148 pages.
SW VA guide
SW VA map set
A.T. Guide to Tennessee - North Carolina. Covers 286 miles from teh Tennessee line near Damascus, Virginia to the southern end of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Fontana Dam, North Carolina. It includes part of the Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Includes three four-color topographic maps with elevation profiles (scale 1:100,000) plus the five-color topographic map of the park published by Trails Illustrated (1:62,500). 275 pages.
TN - NC Guide & Map Set.
Map Set, does not include Smoky Mts. N.P. map listed below, folded
A.T. Guide to North Carolina - Georgia. Covers 234 miles from the eastern end of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park through the Nantahala and Chattahoochee National Forests to Springer Mountain, Georgia. Includes two new five-color topographic maps with elevation profiles (scale 1:63,360). Seventy miles of this guide overlap with 63-51837 above. 204 pages.
NC - GA Guide & Map Set.
Map Set, folded
Appalachian Trail Overview Route Wall Maps
Appalachian Trail Scenic Trail Map. 1:1,612,900. National Geographic Maps. National Geographic's wall map of the Appalachian Trail is ideal for fans and hikers of this magnificent national scenic trail.
Developed in cooperation with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, this beautiful poster, measuring 48"x18", shows the entire length of the trail from Maine to Georgia. A unique elevation profiles highlight the trail's peaks and valleys and an informative mileage chart shows the distance between key locations. Also highlighted on the map are National Forests, National Park Service lands, State Forests and Parks, and major highways and interstates. Points of interest include Appalachian Trail information centers and shelters. Map size is 18 x 48 inches and covers the entire Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia.
Each map comes attractively boxed for easy gift-wrapping. Sample detail from the Appalachian Trail wall map Image of the entire Appalachian Trail wall map Image of the gift box.
1 sheet, rolled, in a gift box.
1 sheet, laminated.
Appalachian Trail Poster. A handsome four-color National park Service map of the Appalachian Trail on sturdy stock. The map shows the entire Trail, with the poster bordered in forest green. Size is 9-1/2" x 48".
Poster, laminated and mounted on wood for a sturdy and attractive wall poster
Original Appalachian Trail Poster. The original (1981), 32" x 48" National Park Service map of the entire Trail and the eastern U.S. from the Atlantic Ocean to Indiana--for reference, trip-planning, keeping track of hikers, decoration; updated with major relocations.
Appalachian Trail Planning Guidebooks
As one of the most popular trails in the USA, the Appalachian Trail has been the subject of numerous trail guides. The best and most popular guides are listed below. These guides will help you plan a short trip or a thru-hike, or help you while away the hours in front of the fire in the wintertime.
Appalachian Trail Data Book. Appalachian Trail Council. A consolidation of the most basic guidebook information into a lightweight table of distances between major Appalachian Trail shelters, road crossings, and features - divided according to the guidebook volumes above. The data book is updated each fall to account for Trail relocations, new (or removed) shelters, and other changes. Indispensible for long-distance hiking on the Appalachian Trail. 5" x 7", 88 pages, paperback.
Appalachian Trail Thru-hikers' Companion. Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association. The Appalachian Trail Conference and a group of the A.T. thru-hikers collaborate on a guide especially designed for new thru-hikers who want the basic information for a five- to six-month trek in the woods, at a reasonable price, but want the adventure of finding out the extras for themselves. 4" x 9" spiral-bound, 130 pages with maps and illustrations.
Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Planner. Completely updated in 2005 to reflect current trends and new advice, this is a rip-out-the-pages workbook of checklists, mail drops, etc. Based on experiences of more than a dozen first-time thru-hikers. Food, equipment, money, weather, shelters, towns are all covered in less than 100 easy-to-read pages.
The Appalachian Trail Hiker. By Frank and Victoria Logue. Menasha Ridge Press. A popular planning guide by two 1988 thru-hikers active in the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association, a suers' group. 6" x 9", 208 pages with illustrations.
The Appalachian Trail: How to Prepare for and Hike It. By Jan D. Curran. Well-organized advice on all important aspects from a hiker who regrets what he didn't know when he first stepped out at Springer. 194 pages.
The Best of the Appalachian Trail: Day Hikes. By Victoria and Frank Logue. Menasha Ridge Press, 1994. 208 pages.
The Best of the Appalachian Trail: Overnight Hikes. By Victoria and Frank Logue. Menasha Ridge Press, 1994. 224 pages.
Appalachian Impressions (DVD). Flagler Films. A thorough, professionally produced look at both thru-hiking (out there) and the programs that conserve the experience (inside ATC). This double-disk DVD runs about 125 minutes.
Appalachian Trail Gift Items
Mt. Katahdin and Springer Mountain mountain benchmark paperweights. Geo-Situ. Whether you're a climber, hiker, geography buff, or armchair traveler, you'll love to collect or give these unique bench mark paperweights that celebrate the spirit of exploration, athletic challenge, and personal achievement. Cast in pewter these summit marker paperweights are exact replicas of official USGS benchmark markers. Please click the "sample" button below to see an enlargement of the paperweight. Each marker has a soft felt pad on the bottom so these can be used on glass, wood, or any surface. Supplied in a soft fleece drawstring pouch, 3¼" diameter.
These two replicas of the official USGS mountaintop benchmarks cover the starting point and the ending point of the Appalchian Trail.
Appalachian Trail Carabiner/key ring. This dark-green, three-inch carabiner carries our URL on the side and the A.T. logo on the attached keychain.
Appalachian Trail woven belt. An exclusive VisionTree pattern from Thomas Bates Belts that incorporates the A.T. monogram and motto (Maine to Georgia) in a moonlit forest scene. One size fits up to 42 inches, with a removable buckle that allows you to trim the one-and-a-quarter-inch fabric to your tinier waist.
A.T. Blubandoo. Soak this in water for five minutes and stay cool for hours! The Blubandoo contains nontoxic polymer crystals (just under the A.T. monogram on the right here) that evolve into a gel when soaked in cool water. It's reusable many timesin fact, it can be several days before one dries back into its original shape. In navy blue.
A.T. Bandannas. A.T. logo and bootprints adorn these all-cotton bandannas.
A.T. Original Buff Bandanna. Headband, neck band, ski mask, scarf, pirate cap-who knows the many uses of this seamless, rolled-up high-tech fabric, a sportswear sensation in Europe? Our model is olive, covered with the A.T. diamond and bootprints in greenish-yellow and black.
A.T. Mesh Cap. This tan cap with mesh sides has the A.T. symbol and legend embroidered above the hard brim.
A.T. Floppy Hat. In a grayish tan and made of cotton, this floppy hat bears the A.T. symbol and legend above the brim.
A.T. Pendant. This sterling-silver pendant is handcrafted exclusively for ATC with its Trail-marker trademark. Made exclusively for ATC; features the ATC Trail-marker trademark.
A.T. Logo vehicle magnet. A white "AT" inside a dark-green oval, in a weight good for putting on a vehicle.
A.T. Conservancy refrigerator magnet. A "refrigerator magnet" with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy logo in green and blue on white--a great way for members to help broadcast our new identity.
Smaller "Rather be hiking..." magnet. Smaller magnet with "I'd Rather be Hiking the Appalachian Trail."
2" x 6" "Blaze" A.T. map magnet. It's a "refrigerator" magnet the size of an official A.T. white blaze (2" x 6"), with a full-color map of the Trail's length printed on it--the same map featured on the back of ATC calendars and inside the flap of the A.T. Thru-hikers' Companion. Made exclusively for the Ultimate A.T. Store by Maine Illustrated.
A.T. Walking Stick Medallions. Tack-on brass-versions of the A.T. diamond, ATC's trademark; with blue inlay on the AT.
A.T. logo medallion
A.T. "Been there - done that" Map Postcards. A new map of the Trail states--easy to draw from "Been There" to let your correspondents know where you are in your hike. Set of 5.
Round A.T. patch. This round, blue-and-yellow patch with the A.T. monogram is universally recognized.
A.T. Hiker decal. Hiker symbol with the ATC logo, ringed with "A footpath for those who seek fellowship with the wilderness."