The Appalachian Trail

For amateur radio operators participating in Parks-on-the-Air (POTA), Summits-on-the-Air (SOTA) and World Wide Flora & Fauna (WWFF-KFF), the Appalachian National Scenic Trail crosses more than 40 SOTA mountain summits and passes through 6 national parks, 8 national forests and more than 65 state parks and forests each with a separate POTA and WWFF designations. The national trail itself also has it’s own POTA designation for it’s entire length, namely K-4556. The WWFF-KFF has a seperate designator for each of 14 states starting with KFF-5014 (GA). See Summits for a list of SOTA summits in the vicinity of the Trail. See WWFF List for list of 14 KFF designators by state.

For a list of parking places along the Appalachian Trail, go to

An on-line interactive map of the Appalachian Trail is available at