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If you hike the trails, we welcome you to join our volunteers in maintaining those trails.  PATC is the Trail Guardian for over 1000 miles of trails in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia & Virginia, including 240 miles of AT.  Our territory begins in Central Pennsylvania at Pine Grove Furnace, continues thru Maryland & West Virginia to Harpers Ferry and extends into the mid-point of Virginia, including the Shenandoah National Park.  In addition, we maintain other regional trails, for a total of over 1,000 miles of trails, 1,000 acres of land and more than 80 shelters and cabins. Check out where PATC maintains trails.

Or contact one of our District Managers about volunteering in their district.

We welcome you to Get Involved with Trail Maintenance.  

Trail Maintenance Skills Workshop


Join our workshop to help new and seasoned overseers learn or hone the skills needed to be effective trail maintainers. Clipping, blazing, water bars, and trail safety will be covered.  To help us move away from using water bars, the construction of rolling grade dips (a more sustainable, and less intrusive, water control feature than water bars), will also be taught. This is on the job training. We will walk a trail section with tools and practice the tasks necessary for routine trail maintenance.

Pre registration required by no later than the Friday one week prior to the class. Class size will be limited to ten.

Registrants will receive an email with location and other details.


2017 Classes

October 7th on the AT near Linden - meet at the Linden Post Office at 8:45 AM

Contact- Robert Fina. Robert@Fina-co.com