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Help Preserve the AT in Georgia

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As a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Charitable Organization, the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club can accept your financial donation in any amount. Donations of $100 or more may be designated to one or more of the following specific purposes:

  • General Donation
  • Ridgerunner Program
  • Trail Ambassador Program
  • Outreach Programs
  • Conservation
  • Activities
  • Trail Maintenance/Repairs

Donated amounts of less than $100 will be considered a general donation. Click here to make a donation.


Sport your support when you have a Georgia AT License Plate!GATCNewPlate

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) receives $10 annually for each Georgia specialty A.T. plate purchased or renewed. Since the plate became available in 2013, Georgia license plate holders have raised over $300,000 for ATC.

Apply for Your Georgia A.T. Plate

Apply for your plate by visiting your local Tax Commissioner’s tag office, or by choosing the “Appalachian Trail Conservancy of Georgia” specialty plate when you renew your registration online. In addition to the regular vehicle registration fees, a standard, numerical A.T. license plate costs $35. There is also a one-time manufacturing fee of $25 when you first purchase your tag.

Georgia A.T. License Plate Grant Program

Each year, the ATC uses funds from the sale of Georgia A.T. license plates to provide grants to organizations and individuals who are working to help fulfill the ATC’s mission within the state of Georgia. Since 2014, over $193,000 has been awarded to grant recipients working on a wide variety of A.T.-related projects. Click here for a year-by-year summary of previous grantees and projects that received funding.


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While the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club does not endorse Amazon, we appreciate their support through the Amazon Smile program. If you shop there please consider using this link. Through this program, the Club will receive a small portion of the proceeds of your shopping. Click here to shop at Amazon and help provide funds to preserve and maintain the Appalachian Trail in Georgia at no additional expense to you.

 

Due to the storm that moved through the area on March 25, 2021, Amicalola Falls State Park officials have closed the stairs adjacent to the falls, as well as the West Rim Trail. This requires a reroute of the Approach Trail when leaving the park's Visitor Center. Hikers to the Top of the Falls will need to follow signs for the East Rim Trail, then join the Approach Trail at the Len Foote HIke Inn parking lot.

 

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Georgia Appalachian Trail Club is excited to announce that it has created a five-part series of videos on YouTube designed to introduce hikers to the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. The series is titled "What to Expect as you Hike from Springer Mountain to the North Carolina Line." You are invited to view all five of the videos and subscribe to our GATC channel to help promote our club and attract more interest and support in what we do to maintain the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. Follow this link to the first in the series, subscribe and watch for more updates as they're produced!