Aspiring thru-hikers often wonder about the costs to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, and one of the top reasons that thru-hikers fail to finish the AT is running out of money.
We have covered costs to hike the Appalachian Trail in another article, and here we’re publishing a new tool that will help hikers understand costs and avoid money problems on the AT.
Download the Appalachian Trail backpacking checklist and budgeting tool
We’ve built a tool that combines a backpacking gear checklist and budgeting tool into a single Excel worksheet that helps aspiring thru hikers create a realistic budget for an Appalachian Trail thru-hike.
In the latest version, thanks to the feedback from one of our users, we’ve also added a feature to calculate pack weight.
If you have any problems downloading or using the spreadsheet, please let us know so that we can improve it.