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Appalachian Trail - Tusquitee

Appalachian Trail - Tusquitee
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This trail follows the mountain crest from Maine to Georgia and passes through Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests for more than 200 miles. Open to hikers only, the trail boasts a chain of shelters about 10 miles apart.

Detailed guidebooks for the Appalachian Trail are available at national forest offices of from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, P.O. Box 807, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. 25425. For more information call toll-free at (888) AT-STORE 287-8673 or visit the Appalachian Trail website at www.appalachiantrail.org.

The GIS data or track of the trail can be downloaded below. Download the KML file to view the trail in Google Earth or download the GPX track file to be used on a GPS device.

From Franklin, NC:
Take 64W for 9 miles. Parking for the Appalachian Trail is available off the road.

From Murphy, NC
Take 64E for 30 miles. Parking for the Appalachian Trail is available off the road.

For more directions, including and interactive map, visit http://www.nps.gov/appa/planyourvisit/directions.htm

NC - Franklin, Macon County Airport

Scattered clouds
  • Scattered clouds
  • Temperature: 46 °F
  • Wind: Calm
  • Pressure: 1021 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 81 %
  • Visibility: 10 mi
Location of this weather station: 18.6 mi NE
Reported on: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 09:35

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Trail System Information

This trail follows the mountain crest from Maine to Georgia and passes through Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests for more than 200 miles. Open to hikers only, the trail boasts a chain of shelters about 10 miles apart.

Detailed guidebooks for the Appalachian Trail are available at national forest offices of from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, P.O. Box 807, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. 25425. For more information call toll-free at (888) AT-STORE 287-8673 or visit the Appalachian Trail website at www.appalachiantrail.org.