The proceeds from every sale in our store are completely rolled back into our ongoing volunteer efforts to maintain trails, shelters, and cabins, as well as purchase land for the protection of trailheads and trail viewsheds. Unlike "for-profit" book sellers that pocket their profits, every purchase you make in this store supports your regional hiking and backpacking opportunities. Your dollars work twice as hard when you purchase through PATC.

Online orders generally ship within two business days via USPS. Our offices are closed on weekends and federal holidays.

Please note that to see our member pricing (generally 20% less than non-member pricing), you must be logged on and up-to-date on your annual dues.

For customer service, we recommend emailing our Sales Coordinator at Sales@patc.net. You can also call 703-242-0315, extension 103 between 3:30pm and 6:30pm on Tuesday, and between 9:30am and 6:30pm, Wednesday-Friday. Leave a message at the same number outside those hours.

Refund Policy for retail orders: If the products you have purchased from us are damaged during shipping, PATC will either refund the purchase price including shipping and applicable taxes or provide a replacement product provided that items are returned within a reasonable time. No other refunds are granted.

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If you would prefer to come by our store in person, we are open Monday - Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm or Wednesday only (starting September 14, 2016), 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Our address is 118 Park Street SE, Vienna, VA 22180.


PATC produced two new hiker's guides in association with the 2015 biennial.

The Hiker's Guide to Civil War Trails in the Mid-Atlantic Region covers many of the best war-related sites in the our region. It includes 27 day hikes and includes topographic maps for each route, travel directions, turn-by-turn trail directions, and information about historical events and how they fit into the broader context of the time.

In Breaking Trail in the Central Appalachians, David Bates has recaptured the enthusiasm, the energy, the passion of the early trail builders. Liberally illustrated with old photos, it takes you back to the 1920s and 1930s, when the AT was just a series of paint blazes in the wilderness