The PATC is committed to reconnecting and getting back outside safely. The club has begun the process of restarting the activities that have had to be curtailed. We will reconnect our trails, our service, and our community!
Most cabins reopened for occupancy the weekend of May 22nd. You can find out more information and reserve here. Be sure to book soon; they are going fast!
The club’s online store has also reopened. Visit the store here for all of your map and trail book needs.
Trail maintainers have started to return to their sections as one way to get outdoor exercise consistent within state requirements. Many trails are still closed to us and maintainers have agreed to follow specific conditions to keep themselves and others safe (including working with only two or three others).
If your trail section is still closed but you want to get out now, please contact John Stacy, Supervisor of Trails, by e-mail at SoT@patc.net. He will point you to trail sections that are open now and need work.
We will continue to publicize updated information about our situation, our plans, and how you can help. Please participate in this reconnection process!
Visit the full PATC Reconnects page HERE.
PATC Volunteers Repaint C&O Canal Mileposts: Read how volunteers repainted all of the mileposts along the 184 mile towpath. Don't miss the pictures of each post! Full story
Potomac Appalachian to skip June issue: The May issue is now online and should be in mailboxes at the end of the month. Skipping the June issue recognizes the dearth of club news and saves money for the club in these trying times. We will have a July issue with contributions due on May 31.
"We've worked on trails since 1927 - we're not stopping now!"
Welcome to the website of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. PATC maintains trails, shelters, and cabins. We make maps and guide books. We are volunteers. Join us in the outdoors!