Appalachian National Scenic Trail at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
Footpath, Appalachian Mtns. Extending over 2,000 mi (3,200 km) from Mt. Katahdin, Me., to Springer Mtn., Ga., along the crest of the mountains, the trail passes through 14 states, eight national forests, and two national parks. Hikers and volunteers maintain the shelters and campsites. The trail's highest point is Clingmans Dome (6,643 ft, or 2,025 m) in the Great Smoky Mtns. Originally established by hikers in the 1930s, it became part of the National Trail System established by the U.S. Congress in 1968.