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Upcoming PATC Hikes
See our calendar for full descriptions

Hike DateHike NameContactContact email
Oct 19 2019 10:00AMWest Chapter Hike at Kings Gap State Park and Fall Festival at Pine Grove Furnace State ParkDave Jordahlwestpatc@hotmail.com
Oct 22 2019 8:15AMVigorous Hikers-Dickey Ridge, ATMike Christianimike@cptrllc.com
Oct 23 2019 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Wakefield Park, Annandale, VAAngela and Chris Ehemann 703/893-3578, or 571/239-3111 on day of the hike only.acehemann@verizon.net
Oct 29 2019 8:30AMVigorous Hikers - Jordan River LoopGene Whitakergenewhit@gmail.com
Oct 30 2019 10:15AMEasy Hikers - Sugarloaf MountainDick Kerrrkerr46@comcast.net
Nov 2 2019 9:00AMGold Mine Circuit at Great FallsLarry Broadwellbakpacker1@verizon.net
Nov 5 2019 8:45AMVigorous Hikers - Pennsylvania's Pine Grove Furnace and Kings Gap State Parks and Michaux State ForestDave Greendkgreenva@hotmail.com
Nov 6 2019 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont MDMargaret Chapman 301-977-8988 call between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., E-mail is preferredMargtChapm@aol.com
Nov 6 2019 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Burke Lake, Fairfax Station VAWally Mertes, 703/569-8856 (mobile)wmertes@gmail.com
Nov 9 2019 9:00AMChimney Rocks PA HikeThe Greater Waynesboro PA Area Appalachian Trail Community (Curt and Tawnya Finney )atwaynesboropa@gmail.com
Nov 12 2019 9:00AMDry Run and South River FallsSteven Brownswbmit77@verizon.net
Nov 13 2019 10:15AMEasy Hikers – C&O Canal Towpath, Pennyfield Lock to Swains Lock and Back, Potomac MDMerrily Sterns, 917/715-1962 (cell)merrilydsterns@gmail.com
Nov 19 2019 8:30AMVigorous Hikers - Buck Ridge,The Pinnacle and Pass Mtn.Gene Whitakergenewhit@gmail.com
Nov 20 2019 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Germantown MDJean Phillips 301-785-8621Phllpsfarm@aol.com
Nov 26 2019 8:00AMVigorous Hikers - Sugarloaf Mt. Triple-Loop TourBob Livezey bobbilbo@msn.com
Nov 27 2019 12:00AMEasy Hikers--Great Falls, Potomac MDMargaret Wu, home telephone: 301-299-7454, cell on day of hike: 301-256-8677msmswu@verizon.net
Dec 3 2019 8:30AMVigorous Hikers - SNP Off Trail Venture to the Waterfalls off the Mt. Marshall and Bluff TrailsDave Greendkgreenva@hotmail.com
Dec 10 2019 8:00AMVigorous Hikers--Prince William ForestDavid Saahdavidm.saah@gmail.com
Dec 11 2019 10:15AMEasy Hikers--Glover Archbold Trail, DCGary Abrecht, 202/546-6089. Cell on day of hike: 202/365-2921garyabrecht@gmail.com
Dec 17 2019 8:00AMVigorous HikersBruce Michael Freedmanbfreedman58@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.