The Appalachian Trail is a 2,175-mile long footpath stretching through 14 eastern states from Maine to Georgia.
Life on the Trail
Conceived in 1921
and 1st completed in 1937, it traverses the wild, scenic, wooded,
pastoral, and culturally significant lands of the Appalachian Mountains.
The Appalachian Trail is home to literally thousands of species of
plants and animals, including 2,000 distinct rare, threatened,
endangered, and sensitive plant and animal species.
Don't feel compelled to hike it all at once! Day trips are easy to do
too! Radford is just 25 miles away (a quick 40 minute drive) from an
access point in Pearisburg, Virginia.