Need hiking inspiration? Check out A Walk in the Woods

The Appalachian Trail stars alongside Robert Redford in A Walk in the Woods

Travel writer Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) takes a long-lost old friend (Nick Nolte) for a hike along the Appalachian Trail. Initiated by Benton MacKaye, a founder of The Wilderness Society, this trail has become a classic wilderness experience. It extends over 2,000 miles through 14 Eastern states between Georgia and Maine.

A Walk In the Woods paints a picture of the role America’s public lands play in providing the open space we need to get away from our busy lives, and connect with ourselves and each other. We hope this movie inspires you to get out and take a hike, whether it be on the Appalachian Trail or any other open space where you can experience the great outdoors.

But as the Appalachian Trail makes its fame, Redford sends an important reminder to ‪‎Leave No Trace when hitting the trail.

 

Are you ready for a long-distance hike?

So you’re thinking about taking your hiking adventures to the next level? A long-distance hike on a trail like the Pacific Crest Trail or  the Appalachian Trail offers unparalleled adventure, but it will require a lot of planning. Click here for answers to FAQs about long distance hiking.

Whether you do the entire length of the trail, or just a few week stint, you will experience loads of wilderness areas, national parks, and other outstanding destinations within one trip. The question is, are you ready? Here are few tips to get you started.

No time to hike the Appalachian Trail? Try these 12 easy section hikes

Don't have time for a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail? That's ok.

If you are looking for an epic trail to hike, there isn't one more worthy than the legendary Appalachian Trail. Initiated by Benton MacKaye, a founder of The Wilderness Society, this trail has become a classic wilderness experience. It extends over 2,000 miles through 14 Eastern states, so a "thru-hike" can take several months. Read more.

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