Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

If you are planning a future thru-hike or section hike of the Appalachian Trail, this page is for you!  I've compiled a collection of resources, blog posts, online classes, and workshops to help get you everything you need to prepare for your AT adventure! Learn about the history of the AT, logistics and planning, gear, meals and resupplies, physical and mental preparation, injury prevention, safety, and so much more!  You don’t have to do it alone.  I believe anyone can thru-hike the AT with proper preparation and planning.

Looking for help with your thru-hike?

As a previous thru-hiker and teacher, I'm happy to help you plan and prepare for your future thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail! I can offer one-on-one coaching and planning sessions, pack shakedowns, training hikes, and more! Send me an email with your ideas and what you'd like assistance with, and I'll help you get started on the right path.

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  • Appalachian Trail Week-Long Trips

    Hike alongside an experienced backpacking guide to explore the beautiful woodlands and the mountain views on the Appalachian Trail, the longest hiking-only footpath in the world!

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  • Women's Backpacking Trips

    These guided backpacking trips were created for women, by women! Explore the outdoors and enjoy backpacking within a safe, supportive environment surrounded by adventure-driven women like yourself.

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  • Beginner Backpacking Trips

    These guided backpacking trips are perfect for anyone that is new to backpacking. Explore the wilderness while hiking over beautiful mountain tops and camping in the woods. All fitness levels are welcome and gear is included on these short weekend adventures!

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Explore the Wild with an Experienced Backpacking Guide

Hi, I'm Nicole, founder of Wildwood Hiking Company! I started Wildwood after completing my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2022, a 2,194 mile trek from Georgia to Maine over the course of 6 months. My time on the trail was life-changing and empowering, and my experiences helped me gain the strength and courage to go out and build a life I love! I hope to share the joy and beauty of nature with others through backpacking.