Appalachian Trail (Section #24)

Hartford to Waterville
Located 13.8 miles from Newport, Tennessee (TN)
4 Stars
23,285 Steps 1  (10.3 mi)
Appalachian Trail: [ #001 - #212 ]


The Appalachian Trail (Section #24) has a maximum elevation of 5,005 ft (1,525 m), a minimum elevation of 1,356 ft (413 m), and an elevation range of 3,649 ft (1,112 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
23,28510.3 mi1,356 ft5,005 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
5.2 hrs130.21,563 ft3,445 ft
[ B to A ]
5.9 hrs287.13,445 ft1,563 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #24?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #24 is 10.3 mi (16.6 km) or 23,285 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #24?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #24 in 5.2 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 5.9 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #24 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.

Topo Maps

Download the free Hartford to Waterville topo map 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?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Chestnut Hill, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Newport, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Neddy Mountain, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Jones Cove, TN
  5. Topo Map: Hartford, TN
  6. East Topo Map: Waterville, NC
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Mount Guyot, TN
  8. South Topo Map: Luftee Knob, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Cove Creek Gap, NC

Is there an Appalachian Trail map for Section #24?

Yes, and they're free! The Appalachian Trail Section #24 is located on the Hartford and Waterville topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

AT024T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #24 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.


  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.