It is often said that the heart of the A.T. is its trail, and it’s soul are its volunteers. Trail maintainers hold the key to the trail as they know it best. Becoming a trail maintainer means that a section of the first national scenic trail is under your protection and care. The millions of visitors a year rely on the work of the dedicated trail maintainers that span the entire length of the Appalachian Trail’s two thousand miles.
Trail maintenance distances vary based on assignment. Candidates must be able to hike variable distances, over uneven terrain, in changing weather conditions, carrying a backpack that weighs 20-25 lbs.
ATC Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
ATC encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness with all employees and volunteers
to enable participation and contributions to their fullest potential. We are committed to
being a diverse and inclusive organization, and recognize that diversity contributes to an
effective and successful organizational culture and mission. The ATC prohibits discrimination
in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity
and/or expression), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, genetic
information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military
service, political affiliation, union membership, or any other status protected by the laws and
regulations in the locations where we operate.