The Appalachian Trail (Section #78) has a maximum elevation of 2,756 ft (840 m), a minimum elevation of 1,029 ft (314 m), and an elevation gain of 26,166 ft (7,975 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #78 while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
We survey thousands of miles of trails each year. The following metrics are based on the most accurate trail data; no crowdsourced data.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|22,638||10.2 mi||1,029 ft||2,756 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|4.7 hrs||0.8||26,166 ft||27,640 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|5.2 hrs||0.1||27,640 ft||26,166 ft|
The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #78 is 10.2 mi (16.4 km) or 22,638 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #78 in 4.7 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 5.2 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Buena Vista topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps.
Yes, and it's free! The Appalachian Trail Section #78 is located on the Buena Vista topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.
AT078T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #78 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.
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