The Great Girl Scout Hike has come to an end for sign-ups but not for hiking!
Please keep hitting the trails and signing those fun Girl Scouts songs. Remember to bring along some Girl Scout Cookies and that Brownie smile to share with the thru-hikers — trail magic is a wonderful thing.

Please remember size limitations when hiking on the AT.
Groups are welcome on the Trail, but bear in mind that the Trail is narrow, and campsites are small. Limit group size to 10 or less on overnight outings or 25 or less on day hikes. For more safety guidelines, visit our Safety webpage.


The Great Girl Scout Hike Map

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Our Hiker #s (as of October 31, 2012)
639 troops/groups/individuals signed up to hike!
5,489 girl hikers
2,867 adult hikers

10,670 miles covered! (section hikers)
6,540 miles covered! (3 GS alumnae thru-hikers; 2,180 miles of AT)

31 Troop States/Districts Represented
(where our Girl Scout hikers hailed from):
Virginia 155
Pennsylvania 79
New Jersey 69
New York 65
Maryland 54
North Carolina 45
Tennessee 31
Massachusetts 19
Maine 12
Connecticut 11
Florida 10
Georgia 8
South Carolina 8
Texas 6
New Hampshire 6
Kentucky 4
Indiana 4
West Virginia 4
Illinois 3
Michigan 3
Alabama 3
California 3
Washington, DC 2
Mississippi 2
Missouri 2
Alaska 1
Ohio 1
Wisconsin 1
New Mexico 1
Oklahoma 1

3 Girl Guide Countries: Canada, Great Britain, France

Shortest distance section hike: ¼ mile by Senior Troop 905, Albemarle County, VA
4 girls and 2 adults will hike the ¼ mile ADA accessible portion of the Bear Mountain Loop in Bear Mountain, New York!

Longest distance section hike: 500 miles by Joan Mayer, GS alum
“I started on March 12- March 17 and hiked from Compton Gap (mile marker 10.9 in Shenandoah National Park to the MD-West VA state line in Harpers Ferry.) I am a leader whose troop graduated from high school last year, and it is my goal to section hike about half the trail this hiking season to add to my ongoing section hike, which started several years ago in a GS training course! I am also a member of the ATC.”

Most Popular AT Sections Signed-Up to Hike

  • Bear Mountain (New York)
  • Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)
  • Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee, North Carolina)
  • Harpers Ferry (West Virginia)
  • Susquehanna River area (Pennsylvania)
  • Mount Rogers (Virginia)
  • Springer Mountain (Georgia)
  • Stairway to Heaven (New Jersey)
  • Peter’s Mountain (Pennsylvania)
  • Pine Grove Furnace State Park (Pennsylvania)
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (New Jersey/Pennsylvania)
  • Blue Ridge Parkway (Virginia)
  • McAfee’s Knob/Dragon’s Tooth region (Virginia)