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