Help Out at Club Headquarters: Challenging and rewarding volunteer jobs are available at PATC headquarters in Vienna, Virginia. If you have time on a weekday and want to work without tics or poison ivy, check out the possibilities!

Celebrate National Trails Day! National Trails Day is June 1, and the PATC is celebrating.  The Trail Patrol, in conjunction with Shenandoah National Park is having an event at the Byrd Visitors Center in Big Meadows.  Also, several trail crews are having work parties that you can join on that day.  Check out the calendar elsewhere on this page.

New Member Meetings: Meetings for new members are changing to accommodate a wider audience.  The next two New Member Meetings will be held on Saturdays--June 8 and July 13--at 4:30 p.m. at PATC headquarters in Vienna, Virginia.  Please come and join your fellow new members to understand more about the club the the opportunities it offers. Questions:

Council Information: Information from Council meetings is now available more quickly. Previously, information was only available after the minutes were approved at the next meeting.  Now, the agenda, a summary of decisions, and reports by committees and officers are available immediately after each meeting. It takes a few days to prepare the information for the website, but it is much faster. Information from the May 14 meeting is now available in the Council Minutes section of the library. (You need to be a logged in member to see the documents.)

Important Volunteer Trail Jobs Available: We need someone to have overall responsibility for the longest trail that the club maintains from start to finish--the Tuscarora.  There are other important jobs too. More information

PATC Is Honored: The club received the Forest Service's Enduring Service award in recognition of 90 years of volunteer work in the National Forest.  Read more about it

Round Hill Celebration PosterRound Hill Festival - June 15: The city of Round Hill, Virginia is celebrating its status as an Appalachian Trail Community on June 15. The festivities include live music, local food, and beer. The PATC will participate in the official designation ceremony.  More information on the community's website

Stone Workers Needed:
The Deans Gap shelter, built by Earl Shaffer in the 1950s, will be rebuilt at the AT Museum in Pennsylvania. See how you can help reconstruct this historic part of AT lore.   More information

Meetup logoUpdated Meetup Group: The club's Meetup group has been updated to focus on work trips and trail maintenance-related training. This is the place to find a work trip to join. Spend a day in the woods and have the satisfaction of improving the trails.  If you are a PATC work crew leader, list your activity here. For more information, contact the club's social media team



Welcome to the website of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. The PATC has enhanced the mid-Atlantic outdoor experience since 1927. We maintain trails, shelters, and cabins. We make maps and guide books. We are volunteers. Join us in the outdoors!

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