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Top 10 Most Amazing Hikes in North America

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Appalachian Trail, East Coast United States

5. Appalachian Trail, East Coast United States

Now, this one is a little different.

For one thing, the exact length of the trail changes over time as trails are modified or added.

The total length is approximately 2,200 miles, as it passes through the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

So you can pick it up wherever you like.

It’s best to either head to the area closest to you, or really do your research and pick out the parts of the trail that will satisfy what is that you are looking for out of a good hike.

Another oddity: The majority of the trail is in wilderness, although some portions traverse towns, roads and cross rivers.

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