Type of Place

Appalachian Trail


The Appalachian Trail is one of America’s great success stories and an amazing outdoor legacy. The 2,179-mile trail runs the length of the country, from Georgia to Maine, crossing through some of the country’s most scenic landscapes—from mountains to forests to untouched wilderness. Conceived and created by private citizens, the trail is a privately managed part of the national park system and is still maintained by volunteers. The Conservation Fund has worked to conserve land in several states to protect public access to the trail and to ensure that future generations will be able to experience the trail as we do today. 

Projects

A Bright Future for Rocky Fork

A Bright Future for Rocky Fork

The nearly 10,000-acre Rocky Fork property lies within Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee and abuts the Pisgah National Forest...
Appalachian Trail, Vermont

Appalachian Trail, Vermont

The Fund helped the National Park Service acquire more than 1,200 acres near the Killington Section of the Appalachian...
Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Known as “The Valley Beautiful,” this rural Appalachian community is prime for development, but it is also home to...
Connecting Pinhoti And Appalachian Trails

Connecting Pinhoti And Appalachian Trails

When the Appalachian Trail was mapped in the 1920s, the plan set out by Benton Mackaye called for a...
George Washington And Jefferson National Forests

George Washington And Jefferson National Forests

Make the steep 3.1 mike hike to the top of Spy Rock along the Appalachian Trail and you'll be...
Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

The Fund and the Foothills Land Conservancy now hold one of the largest conservation easements ever donated by private...
Michaux State Forest

Michaux State Forest

Pennsylvania’s Michaux State Forest covers more than 85,000 acres and is referred to as the state’s ”cradle of forestry.”  We helped expand Michaux...
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

The Appalachian Mountains unfold between Tennessee and North Carolina in rugged land that beckons with bird calls, breathtaking views...