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Appalachian Trail from Hanover Inn, New Hampshire

Appalachian Trail

Get to know the country's spectacular scenic trail. Founded in 1923, the world-famous Appalachian Trail is an eastern United States wonder stretching 2,184 miles from Georgia to Maine. Along the way, visitors will get up close to breathtaking landscapes, fascinating wildlife, and lush flora. New Hampshire is home to 161 miles of the trail, with the majority of it winding through the White Mountains. Located across the street from Dartmouth College, the Hanover Inn is just steps from the trail, providing hikers and outdoor thrill seeks the perfect spot to relax, unwind and fuel up before another day's hike.

Other hiking around Hanover

Aside from hiking on the Appalachian Trail, outdoor adventurers will want to explore the 70 nearby hiking trails, and paths. Pick up a trail map at the Upper Valley Trails Alliance.

Appalachian Trail fun facts

The Appalachian Trail passes through 14 states and is 2,180 miles long. Virginia is home to the most miles of the Appalachian Trail. Roughly 2 to 3 million visitors hike the Appalachian Trail each year.


What is the history of the Appalachian Trail?

Founded in 1923, the famous Appalachian Trail has been the subject of fiction and non-fiction books, poems, and memoirs. Construction of the 2,100-mile hiking trail stared in 1923 and was completed in 1937. The 1968 National Trails System Act passed by the U.S. Congress ensured the protection of the Appalachian Trail.

Does the Appalachian Trail run through Dartmouth College?

In Hanover, the hiking trail runs down Main Street. The Dartmouth College Outing Club owns and maintains 75 miles of the Appalachian Trail between Woodstock, New Hampshire and Woodstock, Vermont.

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