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Upcoming PATC Hikes
See our calendar for full descriptions

Hike DateHike NameContactContact email
Jun 14 2023 10:15AMEasy Hikers--A loop in Rock Creek Park, from Meadowbrook Local Park, Chevy Chase MD Merrily Sterns, 917/715-1962 (cell) ?merrilydsterns@gmail.com
Jun 20 2023 8:30AMVigorous Hikers - Nethers, Passamaquoddy, Skyland and Back.Gene Whitakergenewhit@gmail.com
Jun 21 2023 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Lake Frank, Rockville MD Louise Lighter, 240-498-8975 for questions and on day of the hike.lighterlj@gmail.com
Jun 27 2023 8:30AMVigorous Hikers - Mt. Marshall in SNPMaryellen Trevisanmtrevisan59@gmail.com
Jun 28 2023 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Seneca Creek State Park, Gaithersburg MDMargaret Chapman, 301-977-8988 between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. the morning of the hike. E- mail is preferred at other timesMargtChapman@aol.com
Find even more hikes through our Charlottesville Chapter and Southern Shenandoah Valley Chapter.


If you are looking for places to hike on your own, consider one of the many Federal, State and Local areas in PATC territory.
Our  PATC Hiking Guide to the Mid-Atlantic has links to areas where we maintain trails, and will connect you with Hikes, Maps and Guidebooks.

Information is included for the following areas:  
            • Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia & West Virginia 
            • Catoctin Trail in Maryland  
            • Tuscarora Trail in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia & West Virginia
            • Bull Run-Occoquan Trail in Virginia
            • .....many other regional hikes 

Enjoy and be safe !!

The Tuscarora Trail

Established in the 1960's as an alternate route for the Appalachian Trail (AT), the Tuscarora Trail is a 250-mile long trail through the Ridge and Valley Appalachians of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. A hiking destination in its own right, the Tuscarora Trail leaves the AT near Mathews Arm Campground in Shenandoah National Park making its way west and north to rejoin the AT atop Blue Mountain, 10 miles south of Duncannon, Pa. Visit the Tuscarora Trail website for more information.

90th Anniversary Hikes
About this series. . .
Between 1927 and today, PATC’s founders and their successors built a 240-mile section of the Appalachian Trail, created the Tuscarora Trail, made dozens of cabins and shelters available to hikers, and took on maintenance responsibility for over 1000 miles of paths in the club’s 4-state service area. The hikes described in this series pass landmarks in PATC’s history and celebrate nine decades of remarkable evolution in our national trail network. Larry Broadwell and William Needham co-write the series, and Brian Goudreau provides the maps.