Season 2

Aug. 22, 2023

Hiking Connecticut with “Jester” Section Hiker

Planning section hikes can take a lot of work. Luckily, every section hiker out there has a go-to podcast to help with that planning. Julie Gayheart hosts the “Jester” Section Hiker podcast and there is no better resource fo…
July 18, 2023

A Life Crafted for the Outdoors with Orange Blaze

Today we’re headed to Florida. While the AT doesn’t run through Florida, the state has a lot of great trails, including the Florida Trail. And one of the best ways for you to learn about the FT is by listening to Orange Blaz…
May 30, 2023


When the Appalachian Trail project began, volunteer clubs up and down the length of the trail committed themselves to first scouting, then building, and then maintaining the trail.
May 16, 2023

Iconic Locations: Fontana Dam

Today, we’re hiking on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, to the site of Fontana Dam. It’s the tallest dam east of the Rocky Mountains. Constructed in the 1940s, the dam and its resulting reservoir flooded four town…
May 2, 2023

The Weight of History

The Appalachian Trail is a much more diverse place in 2023 than it was as recently as 20 years ago. But if you spend much time on the trail, you know it’s still a pretty white place. There are many stories about the challeng…
April 18, 2023

Iconic Locations: Harpers Ferry

Long before Harpers Ferry, Virginia became the emotional halfway point for Appalachian Trail thru hikers, it was a site of great promise for the United States in the years after the Revolutionary War. Americans like Thomas J…
April 4, 2023

The Call of the Trail

Throughout its history, the Appalachian Trail has been a place many hikers go for peace, for inspiration, for community, for physical challenge, and in some cases, as a sort of personal spiritual journey.
March 21, 2023

Iconic Locations: Center Point Knob

Have you ever wondered where the center point of the Appalachian Trail is? If you guessed Center Point Knob, Pennsylvania you would be wrong. But it was the location of an infamous crime. Well sort of.
Guest: Bruce Dunlavy
March 7, 2023

Finding Virginia’s Lost AT with Dakota Jackson and Mills Kelly

On this special episode of The Green Tunnel, Dakota Jackson, Director of Visitor Experience at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, talks with Mills Kelly about his new book, Virginia's Lost Appalachian Trail.
Feb. 21, 2023

The Lost AT

Today, we’re going to tell you a story from the earliest days of the Appalachian Trail, a time when trail scouts were still trying to find a complete route north or south through what was sometimes unmapped wilderness.
Feb. 7, 2023

Iconic Locations: Damascus, Virginia

Today we're exploring one of the more famous trail towns along the Appalachian Trail, Damascus, Virginia.
Jan. 24, 2023

Native Persistence

Hikers don’t often realize they’re passing through the traditional homelands of many Indigenous nations. In today’s episode, we’re focusing on some of the Indigenous lands the Appalachian Trail runs through.
Dec. 13, 2022

Iconic Locations: Roller Coaster

Today, we explore one of the most infamous sections of the Appalachian Trail. Get ready for the ups and downs of Northern Virginia's Roller Coaster.
Guest: Chris Brunton
Nov. 29, 2022

Crappalachian Trail

Today, we’re going to be talking about something everybody does, but not everybody’s comfortable discussing. There’s no nice way to say this, other than to just get right to it. Today’s episode is about pooping along the App…
Nov. 15, 2022

Iconic Locations: Monson, Maine

The AT originally ran right through Monson, Maine, fueling its economy, but when the trail was moved and things threatened to change, the community established itself as a hiker haven.
Nov. 1, 2022


Today we’re going to tell you the story of the people who lived in the Shenandoah mountains traversed by the Appalachian Trail before Shenandoah National Park.
Oct. 18, 2022

Iconic Locations: Mount Greylock

Today we’re taking you to the highest peak in Massachusetts, Mount Greylock which despite being very far from an ocean has an iconic lighthouse.
Oct. 4, 2022

Gear Up

Gear is one topic that every hiker has in common with every other hiker, but the gear you see on the Appalachian Trail today is radically different from what hikers carried in the past.
Sept. 20, 2022

Season Two Trailer

In season two of The Green Tunnel, we have some fantastic new stories for you on the history of the Appalachian Trail.