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Hanover, New Hampshire : Two East Wheelock, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755

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.


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No admission.

Hours -

The Appalachian Trail is open year-round.


Thru- and section hiking.


  • Hiking and leisure strolls
  • Picnics
  • Wildlife watching
  • Snowshoeing


  • 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.
  • How far does the Appalachian Trail go?

    The total length of the Appalachian Trail spans 2,190 miles, winding its way through fourteen states and several state and national parks along the Appalachian Mountain Range. A thru-hike can take experienced hikers anywhere from 5 to 7 months to complete in its entirety.
  • What states does the Appalachian Trail go through?

    The trail runs through fourteen states, traversing the Appalachian Mountain Range. Its northern-most end-point is located in Katahdin, Main, while the southern-most point of the trail ends at Springer Mountain Georgia. The trail winds through several state and national parks, campgrounds, and towns.

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