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Upcoming PATC Hikes
See our calendar for full descriptions

Hike DateHike NameContactContact email
Jan 21 2020 8:00AMVigorous Hikers: McLean LoopJosh Silvermanbetula54@msn.com
Jan 22 2020 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Reach to the Wharf, DCSylvia Peterson, 202-669-6766 or Kathryn Powers, 202-544-7777swholton2@cs.com or kkpowers_dc@yahoo.com
Jan 28 2020 8:30AMVigorous Hikers - SNP Off Trail Venture in White Oak CanyonDave Greendkgreenva@hotmail.com
Jan 29 2020 10:15AMEasy Hikers--C&O Canal and Potomac BridgesKathryn Powers 202-544-7777kkpowers_dc@yahoo.com
Feb 4 2020 8:30AMVigorous Hikers - Piney Ridge–AT–Hull School Trail Loop.Marshall Wilsonmarshallwilson770@gmail.com
Feb 5 2020 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt MDJennifer Newton 202/543-3039jennifernewton700@gmail.com
Feb 11 2020 8:30AMVigorous Hikers - AT, Neighbor Mt., Knob Mt. LoopBob Livezeybobbilbo@msn.com
Feb 12 2020 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Lincoln Cottage to Union Market, DCGary Abrecht, 202/546-6089. Mobile phone on day of hike: 202/365-2921.garyabrecht@gmail.com
Feb 15 2020 2:00PMS-Miles Hike: Native Plant Trail, Blandy Experimental FarmKristine Villatoroblueridge_patc@yahoo.com
Feb 16 2020 10:30AMHike Soldiers Delight - rescheduled from January 18 due to weatherLarry Broadwellbakpacker1@verizon.net
Feb 18 2020 8:30AMVigorous Hikers - Staunton River Trail LoopGene Whitakergenewhit@gmail.com
Feb 19 2020 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Mount Vernon, VADick Rogers, 703/979-1270, cell on day of hike 703/862-7865. rogersrw@aol.com
Feb 25 2020 8:00AMVigorous Hikers - Cabin John Trail-Montgomery Cty. MDLou Hurwitzlou.nutshell@hotmail.com
Feb 26 2020 10:15AMEasy Hikers-- Seneca Creek State Park, Gaithersburg, MD Margaret Chapman, 301/977-8988 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., e-mail is preferred.MargtChapm@aol.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.