We cover 4-12 miles per day, depending upon terrain. We enjoy and learn about the natural history and ecology of the places we visit. There is an excellent chance of seeing moose, bear, beaver, eagles, deer, and other wildlife, and opportunities to observe and appreciate nature, one another are plentiful. The Appalachian Trail (AT) stretches over 2,000 miles between Springer Mountain, Georgia, and Mount Katahdin, Maine. The trail winds through beautiful, remote wilderness and by occasional small towns. Some hearty souls take four to six months to hike the entire length of the AT, and most experienced hikers call the Maine section the most challenging but also a very rewarding part of this great eastern trail.