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WHO WE ARE


The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) is a 100% Volunteer-Supported 501c3 non-profit  formed in 1927 for the purpose of building and maintaining the Appalachian Trail (AT), a 2190-mile footpath from Maine to Georgia, the longest hiking-only trail in the world.   We were the 1st club of the now 31 clubs who preserve the AT & its side-trails from Maine to Georgia. 

We are the Trail Guardians 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.

 

 

  In addition to the A.T., we maintain trails in the following Parks & Forests:

PENNSYLVANIA
• Audubon Cliff Jones Field Station
Buchanan State Forest
Caledonia State Park
• Cowans Gap State Park
• Florence Jones Reineman Wildlife Sanctuary
Michaux State Forest
Pennsylvania State Game Lands 124, 170, & 230
Tuscarora State Forest


MARYLAND
• Antietam National Battlefield Park
C&O Canal National Historic Park
Cabin John Regional Park
Catoctin Mountain Park
Cunningham Falls State Park
Gambrill State Park
Gathland State Park
• Great Falls Park
Greenbriar State Park
Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area
Monocacy National Battlefield Park
South Mountain State Park
Washington Monument State Park

WEST VIRGINIA
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park


VIRGINIA
Appalachian Trail Park Office
Bull Run Regional Park
Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Battlefields
George Washington Memorial Parkway
George Washington National Forest
Manassas Battlefield Park
Turkey Run Park
Prince William Forest Park
• Shenandoah National Park
Sky Meadows State Park
Thompson Wildlife Management Area


DC METRO
Rock Creek Park
Wolftrap National Park