SmartHike, started in 2011, offers an efficient and affordable way to hike sections of the Appalachian Trail.

Why carry a heavy backpack when you can day hike the trail? 

The hikes range from 6 days (all of Georgia – a smart way to start a thru-hike) to 8 days (three eight-day hikes to do all of Maine, including the 100-mile ‘wilderness’). Suggested donations range from $300-$400 per person per trip. The support van carries your food, clothing, camping equipment and water. All you carry is a day pack that should be under 10 pounds including water. Daily mileages vary from 7 to 18 miles per day depending on the terrain and road crossings where we camp. Camping at road crossings gives you more daylight to walk.


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