Appalachian Trail

This driving route parallels the hiking trail, from the top of New England to the heart of Dixie, taking you through continuous natural beauty—without the sweat, bugs, or blisters.

New York

The Empire State

According to the map, the Appalachian Trail ’s corner-cutting path across the southern edge of the state seems well outside New York City’s sprawl, but there is no escape from the greater reality of the urban northeast: This part of the Atlantic seaboard is the original megalopolis. The map may not make it obvious that some tens of millions of people live within an hour’s drive of this route, but the volume of traffic will.

Between the Connecticut border and the Hudson River, many of the roads along the route of the Appalachian Trail have become heavily developed corridors of suburban malls and Park and Ride lots for Manhattan commuters, but there are also some fascinating parks and other places worth exploring.

Map of Appalachian Trail through New York.

Map of Appalachian Trail through New York.