Best-Of Surveys

Favorite Sections on the Appalachian Trail

Favorite Sections on the Appalachian Trail

Hello again! It's time for our fourth and final installment of our series from the Most Difficult sections overlapped with these ones, and there were many more votes for favorite sections...

Mar 24, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Best Restaurants on the Appalachian Trail

Best Restaurants on the Appalachian Trail

Thru-hikers will use trekking poles to smash open discarded cans of fruit cocktail without a second thought, so it goes without saying that one of the greatest joys a hiker experiences...

Mar 23, 2017 : The Editors
Thru-Hiker Favorites: The Essential Non-Essentials

Thru-Hiker Favorites: The Essential Non-Essentials

Aside from the Big Three (and important things like shoes and socks), there are some items that just make a thru-hike more comfortable. We polled thru-hikers on the non-essential items that...

Mar 20, 2017 : The Editors
Least Favorite Sections on the Appalachian Trail

Least Favorite Sections on the Appalachian Trail

We were going to call this Worst Sections on the Appalachian Trail, but that didn't seem fair. These sections have their merits... those merits might just be harder to find...

Mar 15, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
The Easiest Sections on the Appalachian Trail

The Easiest Sections on the Appalachian Trail

Last week, we highlighted the 2016 thru-hiker survey. These sections boast rolling hills, smooth trail, farms, and at least in the 100 Mile Wilderness, amazing views without the soul-crushing effort

Mar 8, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
The Hardest Sections on the Appalachian Trail

The Hardest Sections on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail has a lot of ups and downs... some sections more than others. We Distance Just over 100 miles long Location and Mileage NOBO: Start of the Whites...

Mar 1, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Hiker’s Choice: Favorite Appalachian Trail Hostels

Hiker’s Choice: Favorite Appalachian Trail Hostels

The Appalachian Trail has a lot of defining characteristics, perhaps none as welcome to a weary hiker as the incredible hostel community running the length of the trail. You really...

Jan 31, 2017 : The Editors