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.
|[ 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. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo 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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