Hiking The Appalachian Trail
The 2nd most popular hiking trail in Massachusetts.
Wednesday 27 July 2016 03:30 GMT
The Massachusetts section of the Appalachian Trail (AT) rolls 90 miles through the Berhshire Mountains passing through forested hills and farmland valleys. Of course, there are still several peaks to keep it real, including Mount Everett and Mount Greylock. The summits and rock ledges along the route offer excellent vistas. While there are a few steep ascents foreshadowing the future climbs of the Green and White Mountains, most are short in duration.
The Appalachian Trail, commonly known by backpackers as the AT, is a popular 2,167 mile thru-hike along a wilderness footpath. The Appalachian Trail is a registered National Scenic Trail that winds along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains from Georgia in the south to Maine in the north. More specifically, the AT runs through the scenic wooded and pastoral lands of fourteen eastern US states, stretching from Springer Mountain, Georgia, in the south to Mount Katahdin, Maine, in the north. The Appalachian Trail route is more than 99 percent protected by either federal ownership, state ownership or designated rights-of-way from local land owners.
Overall, Appalachian Trail is the 2nd most popular hiking trail of all 36 hikes in Massachusetts.