The Appalachian Trail (Section #8) has a maximum elevation of 4,700 ft (1,433 m), a minimum elevation of 2,863 ft (873 m), and an elevation gain of 29,660 ft (9,040 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #8 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|
|23,401||10.3 mi||2,863 ft||4,700 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|6.0 hrs||7.6||29,660 ft||24,675 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|5.4 hrs||1.9||24,675 ft||29,660 ft|
The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #8 is 10.3 mi (16.6 km) or 23,401 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #8 in 6.0 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 5.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Hightower Bald to Rainbow Springs topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps.
AT008T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #8 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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