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Upcoming PATC Hikes
See our calendar for full descriptions

Hike DateHike NameContactContact email
Apr 7 2020 7:00AMCANCELLED - 17th Redbud, Great North Mt.Bob Livezeybobbilbo@msn.com
Apr 8 2020 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Woodlawn Manor/Underground Railroad, Sandy Spring MD HIKE CANCELLEDLen Scensny, 301/351-7589lenscensny@gmail.com
Apr 14 2020 8:00AMCANCELLED - Vigorous Hikers-Dickey Ridge out and backMike Christianimike@cptrllc.com
Apr 21 2020 8:30AMCANCELLED - Vigorous Hikers - Seven Bends State Park and Powell and Green MountainsDave Greendkgreenva@hotmail.com
Apr 22 2020 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Seneca Greenway Ridge Trail, Poolesville MD HIKE CANCELLEDJean Phillips 301-785-8621 phllpsfarm@aol.com
Apr 28 2020 8:15AMCANCELLED - Vigorous Hikers - Sky MeadowsMina Goodrichlarrymina@gmail.com
Apr 29 2020 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, MD HIKE CANCELLEDTina Burke, 301/275-0584TinaBurke73@icloud.com
May 5 2020 7:30AMVigorous Hikers: CCT, Rail To River Trail, and W and OD Trail 17MilesMo Salehiagahmo@gmail.com
May 6 2020 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Meadowbrook Lane to Forest Glen Seminary and back, Chevy Chase MDAyana Touval, cell on the day of the hike 301 233 7867touval@his.com
May 12 2020 8:15AMVigorous hikers- New Market GapBruce Freedmanbfreedman58@aol.com
May 19 2020 8:15AMVigorous Hikers - AT/Sky Meadows State ParkEd Cookveetee76@gmail.com
May 20 2020 10:15AMEasy Hikers--C&O Canal Towpath, Pennyfield Lock to Swains Lock and Back, Potomac MDMerrily Sterns, 917/715-1962 (cell)merrilydsterns@gmail.com
May 26 2020 8:00AMVigorous Hikers - Great Falls and Riverbend Parks (VA) Bob Livezeybobbilbo@msn.com
May 27 2020 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Scott's Run Nature Preserve, McLean VAEdna Trimm, cell 703-304-5197edna.trimm@gmail.com
Jun 2 2020 7:45AMVigorous Hikers: Little Devils StairsJosh Silvermanbetula54@msn.com
Find even more hikes through our Charlottesville Chapter and Southern Shenandoah Valley Chapter.

PLACES TO  HIKE

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.