The Appalachian Trail spans a total of 2,193.1 miles across 14 States. It has an approximate elevations gain/loss of 464,500' and attracts over 3 million visitors each year.
For more information visit the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail: Visitors can access Georgia's 78-mile section of the AT via the 8-mile approach trail at Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge, leading to Springer Mountain and the official start of the trail. The backcountry access from this point is outstanding, and visitors looking for a true wilderness experience will not be disappointed. Some of the most remote and pristine country in the East lies within hiking distance of this area.