Women's Trail Summit

Saturday Oct 7, 2023

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 Ironmasters Mansion in

Pine Grove Furnace State Park (PA)


Photo of group from prior eventJoin us for a day of learning, fun, and community. The PATC Women’s Fall Trail Summit is a way to connect women and femme identifying folks to the outdoors while educating and promoting safe and responsible outdoor recreation. Presentations will include: Leave No Trace, Winter Hiking, Navigating/Orienteering, First Aid, and so much more.

The PATC Women’s Trail Summit is being held on Saturday October 7, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Ironmaster Mansion, located in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Gardners, PA.

There will be a small fee to attend the summit. The fee includes breakfast/afternoon snacks and drinks along with a goody bag for each participant. The fee does not include lunch. Each participant will need to bring their own lunch. There is a small discount for PATC Members. No refunds will be given after September 29.

  • PATC Members $10.00
  • Non PATC Members $20.00

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PATC Women’s Trail Summit
Saturday Oct 7, 2023
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Location: Ironmasters Mansion in
Pine Grove Furnace State Park (PA)

Schedule of Events

8:30-9:00 Registration/Breakfast Snacks 

9:00-9:30 Welcome 

9:30-10:15  PA Trails- Holly Tritt, Keystone Trails Association   

10:15-10:45 * AT Museums/ Hikes-Julie Queen 

11:00-11:50 AT Museum Self-Guided Tour 

12:00-1:00 Lunch 

1:00-1:30 Leave No Trace Anna Shoemaker 

1:30-2:00 Safety-Cynthia Russell 

2:00-3:00  Group Hike 

3:00-3:50 Hiking 101 (Winter)-Michele Cook & Kristine Villatoro 

4:00-4:50 Navigating/Orienteering- Danielle DeHart 

5:00-5:15 Closing 


Ironmaster Hostel
Pine Grove Furnace Group Camping
KOA - Gettysburg


If you wish to make it a weekend and explore the area, there are several lodging options nearby. Lodging would be the responsibility of the participant to secure.

Camping within Pine Grove Furnace State Park (1 min drive)
-Michaux State Forest primitive camping (varies)
-Camping at Caledonia State Park  (20 min drive)

-Pine Ridge Campground (11 min drive)
-PATC's Gypsy Spring Cabin (10 min drive)


Distances are from Ironmaster's Mansion. 

The Women’s Trail Summit is being hosted by Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC). The Summit is open to all women and femme identifying folks over the age of 18 regardless if you are member of PATC.

The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, formed in 1927 to build a key section of the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail. The over 8,000-member club is governed by volunteer officers supported by a professional staff.  PATC maintains the 240-mile AT section from the south end of Shenandoah National Park to Pine Grove Furnace, Pennsylvania, the entire 250-mile Tuscarora Trail, and 650 miles of other trails across Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.

PATC manages 46 rental cabins, a hostel, and 45 trail shelters. The club owns, manages, and protects related lands. More than 1,000 volunteers contribute over 90,000 work hours on average annually, largely in trail and facility maintenance. Our regional chapters--Southern Shenandoah Valley, Charlottesville, North, and Blue Ridge--as well as the Ski Touring and Mountaineering Sections, provide additional opportunities. Our store sells PATC’s renowned books, maps, and gear.