Appalachian Trail

This 2,190+ mile public trail traverses the famous Appalachian Mountains’ scenic, pastoral, and culturally rich land. Private citizens built the Appalachian Trail, which was completed in 1937; nowadays, this trail is managed by the National Park Service, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the US Forest Service, and numerous state agencies.

The Appalachian Trail has thousands of plants and animals, including rare, endangered, threatened, and sensitive plants. The American black bear is one of the largest found on this site and rarely confronts people. Other hazard fauna include venomous snakes like the copperhead and the timber rattlesnake, deer, elk, and moose. Among the friendly small animals on the Appalachian Trail, you can find squirrels, beavers, chipmunks, porcupines, river otters, bobcats, foxes, raccoons, and coyotes. Birds that reside on the Appalachian Trail are eagles, owls, wood ducks, hawks, and warblers.

Plant life along the Appalachian Trail varies as it passes from south to north, and the climate significantly changes, particularly depending on the elevation. In the south, the grounds consist only of second growth, and it is dominated by hardwoods such as tulip trees and oak. Farther north, you can find birches, maples, and beeches.