Appalachian National Scenic Trail, West Virginia

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Plan Your Visit Directions A.  GETTING TO THE A.T. BY CAR:
More than 500 public roads cross the Appalachian Trail, and there are trailhead parking areas at or near many of these crossings.  The map of the A.T. provides information on the location of the Trail.  More detailed information, including maps and trail guidebooks, is available from ATC at (304) 535-6331. B.  PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Direct access by bus is available at several points in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states.  Train service is available at two points - Harpers Ferry, WV (70 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.), and Pawling, NY (80 miles north of New York City).  Detailed information is available from ATC. Operating Hours & Seasons In general, the A.T. is open continuouly year-round.  The northern terminus at Katahdin is within Baxter State Park, which may be closed in winter months, depending on weather conditions.  Particular sections of the Trail, and less-developed roads accessing the Trail, may be closed temporarily for a number of reasons. Fees

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About Appalachian National Scenic Trail:
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply The A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Katahdin in Maine.[1] It is approximately 2,175 miles (3,500 km)a[] long. The path is maintained by thirty trail clubs and multiple partnerships.[2] The majority of the trail is in wilderness, although some portions do traverse towns and roads, and cross rivers.
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