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The A.T. just got a little longer

The Appalachian Trail has a new official length. It increased by 3.9 miles from last year to 2,189.2 miles due to trail remeasurements and relocations. 

Mileage and shelter information is updated annually from trail volunteers. On the Tennessee-North Carolina line, 1.5 miles were added, and 0.2 miles were added on the North Carolina-Georgia line.

The bulk of the mileage increase came from southwest Virginia, where remeasurement added two miles. The final increases came from central Virginia and the New York-New Jersey line, which each saw increases of 0.1 mile. 

The Appalachian Trail Data Book and the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers’ Companion document all mileage changes. 

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