24 More Stunning Appalachian Trail Photos to Get You Through Another Week

We asked for your favorite AT photos, and we’re having a blast looking through them all. This week brings the third installment of our readers’ favorite pictures from the Appalachian Trail. The beauty is still out there despite current restrictions on access.  Think about that.

Check out the first and second installments below.


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Crawford Path toward Mount Monroe in the Presidential Range, Dec. 20, 2018. Going back to a favorite section of the trail in a different season can be truly magical.

-Arlette Laan

Crossing the Roan Highlands was one of the most fun yet hardest days in memory. We crossed the ridge the day after a winter storm and there was plenty to show from it. The wind had not let up and was strong enough that my fiance and I were having to link arms for stability. Reaching this point on the ridge reminded us what it was all about as we gazed upon one of the most beautiful panoramas on the trail.

-Andrew Veal

PA/NJ border.

-Brian Henderson

Franconia Ridge at golden hour. We had the privilege of wonderful weather and fairly empty trail as we crossed the exposed ridgeline of the Whites.

-Marla “Fancy Feast” Davidson

Sunrise on the AT near McAfee Knob.

-Van Simmons

Mount Cammerer fire tower.

-Jason Mears

The trail is a magical place in the cold with your best friend. Near Unicoi Gap, Georgia.


Max Patch sunsets.


Sunny early spring afternoon after a rainy morning. This is in Washington County, Maryland, near the town of Myersville. Just northeast of the Interstate 70 crossing bridge.

-Dennis Martin

Early morning somewhere in Virginia.

-Richard (Roub) Massie

October 2019. Shenandoah National Park.

-Eric M Christ

Catching the last rays of light from a day hike along the Blue Mountains in Pennsylvania.

-Kurt Gregory

Icy trail north of Jane Bald in Tennessee (October 29, 2008) after an unexpected six-inch snowfall the prior day. It was 15 degrees with 45 mph sustained winds and 70 mph gusts at Carver Gap, and I was wearing every item of clothing I brought. No one had passed this way in the past 24 hours, so there was a bit of anxiety as I cut trail on my way to Mountain Harbour B&B.

-Michael “Kerosene” Karaman

I woke to this awe inspiring sunrise/moonset at the Fingerboard Shelter in New Jersey. March 17, 2020.

-Stephanie “Morning Glory” Joyner

View from Lions Head outside of Salisbury, Connecticut, in August 2018.

-Kevin Hale

Big bald mountain.

-Jason Mears

Damp September morning heading up Old Speck from Grafton Notch in Maine. I camped at Baldpate Shelter on a rainy night and had a steep, wet climb to a completely clouded-in Old Speck.

-Brett Klopp

Sunrise on the Knob.

-Josh Gribble

Snowbird Peak approach. A great exit from the woods after a quiet morning climb. And the blue skies were so welcoming after a few days of consistent rain. The sun, the sky, the green, the trail… perfection.

-Laura Nix

The early bird gets the worm. Sunrise on Mount Moosilauke.

-Arlette Laan

Early morning view of Bear Notch, just south of Crawford Notch, New Hampshire, on a section hike. We had left a car at the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch, so I dropped off my slower hiking partner, Hokey Pokey, at 6:10 a.m. and went back to Highland Center to park the car before catching the shuttle back to the trailhead at 8:10 a.m. I caught him at 10:10 atop Webster Cliffs (I like climbing!).

-Michael “Kerosene” Karaman

Overmountain Shelter.

-Brian Henderson

Climbing up Whitetop on my way to the Grayson Highlands during my 2018 thru-hike, I was treated to this magnificent frosty morning.

-Bruce H. Matson

Charlies Bunion, GSMNP.

-Jason Mears

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  • Nancy Shaffer Nafziger : May 20th

    For 89 more AT photographs.. half taken by Earl Shaffer..1st thru hiker in 1948 … check out my latest edit of his AT poetry titled NOT TOO DISTANT TRAILS at Amazon. Com and a virtual AT thru- hike on the Earl Shaffer Foundation FACBOOK page.


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