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Upcoming PATC Hikes
See our calendar for full descriptions

Hike DateHike NameContactContact email
Apr 23 2019 8:00AMHarper's Ferry CircuitBruce FreedmanBfreedman58@icloud.com
Apr 24 2019 9:30AMMidweek Hike to Woodstock TowerJohn Morlandjmorland@aol.com
Apr 24 2019 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Goldmine Trail, Potomac MDStephen Brickel, 240/743-9478sbrickel3003@gmail.com
Apr 30 2019 8:00AMVigorous Hikers- AT North from LindenJoan DAlonzo 302-530-4202joandalonzo@gmail.com
May 1 2019 10:15AMEasy Hikers-- Black Hill Regional Park, Boyds, MDMargaret Chapman, 301/977-8988 (Between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.) E mail is preferred: MargtChapm@aol.com
May 7 2019 8:30AMVigorous Hikers - Staunton River Trail LoopGene Whitakergenewhit@gmail.com
May 8 2019 10:15AMEasy Hikers--From Meadowbrook Lane to Forest Glen’s Seminary and back, Chevy Chase MD Ayana Touval, cell on the day of the hike 301/233-7867touval@his.com
May 14 2019 8:00AMVigorous Hikers: Bull Run Occoquan Trail out and back from Fountainhead Parkcarol christensenc.christensen@comcast.net
May 15 2019 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Colvin Mill, Great Falls VAEdna Trimm, cell 703/304-5197edna.trimm@gmail.com
May 21 2019 8:00AMVigorous Hikers: AT/Sky MeadowsJoan DAlonzo 302/530-4202joandalonzo@gmail.com
May 22 2019 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Rock Creek Park DCElisa Braver: 301/793-4935.elisabraver@gmail.com
May 28 2019 9:00AMVigorous Hikers - Riprap and Wildcat Ridge with Optional Turk Mountain Climb, SNP Southern SectionDave Greendkgreenva@hotmail.com
May 29 2019 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Second Manassas Battlefield, Manassas VALen Henzke 703/899-5051 celllhenzke@gmail.com
Jun 4 2019 8:00AMVigorous Hikers - Great Falls and Riverbend Parks (VA)Bob Livezeybobbilbo@msn.com
Jun 5 2019 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Lake Fairfax, Reston VAPatricia McCauley, 914/434-6229 (mobile)patriciamcc22@yahoo.com
Jun 11 2019 8:30PMVigorous Hikers - Up Buck Hollow and Around and BackBruce Freedmanbfreedman58@aol.com
Jun 12 2019 10:15AMEasy Hikers-- Potomac Overlook Regional Park & Zachary Taylor County Park, Arlington VACarol Costello, cell on day of hike: 571/499-8037edwardcostello@comcast.net
Jun 18 2019 8:30AMVigorous Hikers--Halfmoon and White RocksDavid Saahdavidm.saah@gmail.com
Jun 19 2019 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Lake Needwood, Rockvile, MDMargaret Chapman, 301/977-8988 (Between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.) E mail is preferred: MargtChapm@aol.com
Jun 25 2019 8:00AMVigorous Hikers - Appalachian Trail South Mike Christianimike@cptrllc.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.