SN: 115986 - 2020 / Y2446

Hiking the A.T. is not for everyone, but doing even a short section is challenging and greatly satisfying. There are numerous points to hike up to the A.T. in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Hosted on the Online Start Box (OSB)

what is the event

Appalachian Trail Tennessee

Year Round Walk

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Following the White Blaze along the A.T. in Tennessee
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Beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains along the A.T.
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Trail can be rough and challenging but worth the effort
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Roots and rocks are always expected along the A.T.
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where is the event

Appalachian Trail, Tennessee

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

when is the event

From Wed, Jan 1st, 2020 to Dec 31st, 2020

Start times: Dawn to Dusk or Overnight

reasons to do the event

Special programs

Appalachian Trail

Long description

This is an extended distance event covering the 288 miles (463 km) of the AT in Tennessee. The terrain will be up and down, and trail difficulty will vary from 3B to 5E with an average 4D. Many sections of the AT are very rocky with lots of tree roots. Allow plenty of extra time to complete your hike. Check the weather forecast before beginning and be aware that weather (low temperatures, ice & snow, or thunderstorms) at higher elevations and far from help can be life threatening. You are advised to not hike alone. You should ensure that you have plenty of water, wear sturdy shoes, use hiking poles, and have a first aid kit with you. Use insect repellent and routinely check for ticks. There are numerous guide books that cover the A.T. A recommended guide is "Exploring the Appalachian Trail - Hikes in the Southern Appalachians" which gives entry points for recommended day hikes, entry points, direction (north or south), and detailed trail descriptions.

conditions for the event

Distance: 5 km, Rating: 46

Restrooms: No

Pets: No

Strollers: None

Wheelchairs: None

Comments

This is an extended distance event, and you must register and pay $3 for IVV credit for each day that you walk. You can take event credit for each day and take distance credit for the distance you walk that day.

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

how to get to the event

OSB - First register for the event

The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the event directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). To plan your travels, please use the map on this page. The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.

event sponsor

East Tennessee Wanderers

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.