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PATC is a trail building and maintaining club!

Every year, hundreds of PATC volunteers cut or reroute miles of trails. Fallen trees are removed with chainsaws, crosscut saws and axes. Stone staircases and boulder stream crossings are built using winches, highlines and rigging gear. PATC classes and workshops teach the skills necessary to safely conduct these activities.

PATC is community outreach and education!

Trail Patrol is the education and outreach section of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. Throughout the year, Trail Patrol offers a number of outdoor skills classes for the public. These classes include backpacking, hike leadership, Leave No Trace and outdoor ethics, and CPR and backcountry first aid.