The late Walkin' Jim Stoltz crossing Gallatin Mountain in his beloved Montana.


The Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association

An off-trail family of hikers, dreamers and friends of the trail working

to preserve, protect and promote the long-distance hiking community.


See what has been added to our home page since your last visit including official announcements, updates on events, the posting of newsletters, other news and news about work trips.


Our signature event for this year will be Oct. 12-14, 2018, in Shippensburg, Pa. Information about the weekend will be uploaded online on the Gathering page as details are known.


Read digital copies of our quarterly newsletter, The Long Distance Hiker, and find out when to submit a story, photo or something else for the next issue.


The latest edition of the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers' Companion is now for sale. PDFs are free to members, or you can buy a hard copy at The ALDHA Store.


T-shirts, ball caps, lightweight jackets, cozy fleece vests, moisture-wicking hiking T-shirts, patches, bumper stickers -- all with our logo.

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Watch our
welcome video !

Click the image above to play a special welcome video introducing you to the ALDHA trail family.