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. (Because most through hikers hike the trail from east to west the trail is listed in that direction.)
Trail Gallery Trail Tales The Eastern ADT
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