Introduction to Appalachian Trail Thru Hiking

Date and Time

Friday, October 26, 2018 5:00PM - Sunday, October 28, 2018 3:00PM


Highland Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.


This program is perfect for the novice backpacker looking to learn and build skills for an Appalachian Trail thru hike. You'll spend your first night at Highland Center Lodge where you'll learn what to pack, how to plan for a backpacking trip, and tips for the trail. The following day will be spent learning map & compass, camp cooking, and natural history while hiking a nearby section of the AT to get a feel for the terrain. We'll return to the Highland Center that evening for a presentation by experienced distance hikers Mike & Lori Innes, who have great photos and stories of their adventures on the AT and other long-distance hikes. We'll spend the last day on another section of the AT while building on our skills, and we'll conclude with a session on planning your own AT adventure. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: •Learn backpacking skills: backcountry travel, LNT, navigation, backcountry cooking, basic first aid, and more. •Travel through beautiful remote terrain along the Appalachian Trail in the White Mountains

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $329 member / $363 non-member
*Rates include lodging, meals, and guided activities. "Starting at" rates are based on shared bunkroom or bunkhouse accommodations; there may be an extra charge for private accommodations.



Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff




Adults (18+)


(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.