The official Appalachian Trail Guide Sets provide the only up-to-date, official descriptions of each part of the legendary Appalachian Trail as it meanders more than 2,189 miles from Maine to Georgia. These guide sets are essential planning materials for both long- and short-distance hikers to know where you are, what went here before you, how to get to where you want to go, and how to get help if you need it. Packaged in a re-sealable plastic bag, these guides allow you to choose whether to take a guide book or maps, or both, on the Trail.
If you need help determining which guide set or map covers the area you want to visit, check out this handy PDF guide to the ATC's official A.T. Guide Sets and Maps.
Proceeds from the sale of these guide sets go back into the protection of the Appalachian Trail experience through volunteer-based conservation led by the ATC, a private, non-profit organization founded in 1925 to create this treasured footpath, now part of the national park system.