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.
Appalachian Trail Tennessee
Year Round Walk
Appalachian Trail, Tennessee
WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.
From Wed, Jan 1st, 2020 to Dec 31st, 2020
Start times: Dawn to Dusk or Overnight
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.
Distance: 5 km, Rating: 46
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
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.
East Tennessee Wanderers
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