The Trail

The ADT is generally split into four regions, Eastern, Central – Northern Route, Central – Southern Route, Western.  Data books and GPX files describing the routes are available through the ADTS store. The northern route is 4,834 miles and the southern 5,057.
(Because most through hikers hike the trail from east to west the trail is listed in that direction.)

See Also:  Trail Gallery    Trail Tales

The Eastern ADT

Dolly Sods, West Virginia (image from ForestWander)


The eastern section of the trail runs from Cape Henlopen in Delaware to the western side of Ohio passing through

Delaware
Maryland & D.C.
West Virginia
Ohio


The ADT divides into northern and southern routes in Elizabethtown, Ohio, with just one mile of the southern route and almost 60 miles of the northern route in Ohio.

The Central ADT – northern route

Living History Farms, Iowa.
(Dennis Bratland CC BY-SA 4.0  from Wikimedia Commons)



The northern route runs from Elizabethtown, Ohio to Denver, Colorado passing through 

Ohio
Indiana
Illinois
Iowa
Nebraska
Colorado

The Central ADT – southern route

Fort Larned National Historic Site



The southern route also runs from Elizabethtown, Ohio to Denver, Colorado passing through

Ohio and Kentucky
Missouri
Kansas
Colorado

The Western ADT

Limantour Beach, California, the western terminus of the ADT
(Bob Palin)



The western section of the ADT runs from Denver, Colorado to Point Reyes National Seashore near San Francisco, California passing through

Colorado
Utah
Nevada
California