Trail Maintaining Clubs

Man maintaining the Appalachian TrailThe Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) works with 31 Trail maintaining clubs to manage the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Volunteers from those clubs are responsible for most of the day-to-day work of keeping the A.T. open.  In addition to trail maintenance, club volunteers build and repair shelters and other structures, monitor and protect the Trail corridor, monitor and manage rare plants and invasive species, develop management plans for their trail sections, and participate in the ATC’s regional partnership committees. Club volunteers participate in and support the ATC outreach and education programs: Appalachian Trail Communities and Trail to Every Classroom.  The ATC supports the Trail clubs by providing Trail and land-management programs, funding, and training.

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A.T. Maintaining Clubs

Maine Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Maine
The Augusta, Maine-based Maine Appalachian Trail Club maintains 266.8 miles of the A.T. in Maine, from Katahdin in Baxter State Park to Grafton Notch at Maine 26.

Appalachian Mountain Club
Active in Maine and New Hampshire
Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is America's oldest nonprofit conservation and recreation organization. They promote the protection, enjoyment, and wise use of the mountains, rivers, and trails of the Appalachian region.

Randolph Mountain Club
Active in New Hampshire
The Randolph Mountain Club mission is to promote enjoyment of the Randolph, New Hampshire area through hiking, trail development, upkeep of camps and shelters, and sharing the collective knowledge of its members.

Dartmouth Outing Club
Active in New Hampshire and Vermont
The Dartmouth Outing Club is a mix of Dartmouth students and local community members around Hanover, New Hampshire. DOC maintains 53.3 miles of the A.T. from Kinsman Notch at New Hampshire 112 near Woodstock, New Hampshire to the Connecticut River in Hanover, NH. 

Green Mountain Club
Active in Vermont
Based in Waterbury Center, Vermont, GMC maintains 149.8 miles of the A.T. from the Connecticut River in Norwich VT, to the Vermont/Massachusetts border near North Adams, Massachusetts. The Trail coincides with the Long Trail for 105 miles through southern Vermont.

AMC Berkshire
Active in Massachusetts
The Berkshire Chapter alone has over 3400 members throughout Western Massachusetts. The Chapter's AT Management Committee is responsible for maintaining and managing the 90 miles of AT between CT and VT.

AMC - Connecticut Chapter
Active in Connecticut
The AMC-Connecticut Chapter Trails Committee maintains the 52.3 miles of the A.T. through the Nutmeg State. The committee meets the first Tuesday evening of the month except during the summer.

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Active in New York and New Jersey
Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with parks to create, protect, and promote a network of over 1,850 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region, including all 160 miles of the Appalachian Trail in New York and New Jersey.

Wilmington Trail Club
Active in Pennsylvania
The Wilmington Trail Club, based in Delaware, maintains 7.2 miles of the A.T. from the Delaware River at the New Jersey/Pennsylvania border to Fox Gap at Pennsylvania 191.

Batona Hiking Club
Active in Pennsylvania
The Batona Hiking Club of Philadelphia maintains 8.6 A.T. miles from Fox Gap at Pennsylvania 191 to Wind Gap at Pennsylvania 33.

AMC - Delaware Valley Chapter
Active in Pennsylvania
The Delaware Valley Chapter of AMC maintains 15 miles of the A.T. from Wind Gap to Little Gap. AMC-DV offers day hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, winter mountaineering, trail maintenance, conservation cleanups, educational workshops, meetings and programs throughout the year.

Philadelphia Trail Club
Active in Pennsylvania
Based in the Delaware Valley of southeastern Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Trial Club maintains 10.3 miles of the A.T. from Little Gap, near Danielsville, to Lehigh Furnace Group at Ashfield Road, Pennsylvania.

Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
Active in Pennsylvania
The Reading, Pennsylvania-based Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club maintains 65 miles of the A.T. in two pieces, from Lehigh Furnace Gap to Bake Oven Knob Road and from Tri-County Corner to Rausch Gap Shelter, south of I-81 near Pennsylvania 443.

Allentown Hiking Club
Active in Pennsylvania
Based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, AHC maintains 10.3 miles of the Trail, from Bake Oven Knob Road near Pennsylvania 309 (about 30 miles northwest of Allentown) to Tri County Corner. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month.

Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Pennsylvania
The Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club maintains 20 miles of the A.T. from Rausch Gap Shelter west of Pennsylvania 443 to Pennsylvania 225 north of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. SATC holds four meetings per year.

York Hiking Club
Active in Pennsylvania
The York Hiking Club is an incorporated, non-profit, all volunteer organization with one or two activities most weeks of the year. The Club maintains a section of the Appalachian Trail and participates in the Mason-Dixon Trail System.

Cumberland Valley Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Pennsylvania
CVATC is a non-profit organization that builds, maintains, and manages 17 miles of the Appalachian Trail in the Cumberland Valley of Central Pennsylvania from Center Point Knob to the junction of the A.T. with the Darlington and Tuscarora Trails (Blue Mountain).

Mountain Club of Maryland
Active in Pennsylvania and Maryland
MCM maintains two A.T. sections in Pennsylvania: 12.7 miles south of the Susquehanna River to the Darlington/Tuscarora trails crossing and 16.4 miles from Center Point Knob to Pine Grove Furnace State Park at Pennsylvania 233. MCM also maintains the most northern 10 miles of the A.T. in Maryland.

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and northern Virginia
The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC), based in Northern Virginia, maintains 239.8 miles of the A.T. from Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Pennsylvania to Rockfish Gap near I-64 at Waynesboro, Virginia.

Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Virginia
The Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club maintains 19.1 miles of the A.T. from Rockfish Gap at the southern end of Shenandoah National Park (near I-64) to Reeds Gap at Virginia 664.

Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Virginia
The Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club (TATC) is an energetic group, open to individuals and families, whose primary purpose is to maintain an 11+ mile section of the Appalachian Trail (AT) in Central Virginia.

Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Virginia
NBATC maintains ninety miles of the Appalachian Trail in Nelson, Amherst, Rockbridge, Botetourt, and Bedford counties, from Tye River to Black Horse Gap.

Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech
Active in Virginia
The Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech, based in Blacksburg, Virginia, maintains 27.3 miles of the A.T. divided into two sections: Pine Swamp Branch Shelter to U.S. 460 at the New River, and Virginia 611 to Interstate 77

Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Virginia
The Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club maintains about 121.2 miles of the A.T. from Blackhorse Gap on the Blue Ridge Parkway south to Pine Swamp Branch Shelter and from Pearisburg at the New River south to Virginia 611 in Bland County.

Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers
Active in Virginia
PATH maintains 70 miles of the A.T. from Interstate 77 near Bland, Virginia to the South Fork of the Holston River at VA- 670, near Sugar Grove, Virginia.

Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Virginia
The Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club maintains 55.9 miles of the A.T. from Virginia 670 near Sugar Grove to the town of Damascus, Virginia near the Tennessee line.

Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club
Active in Tennessee
Based in Kingsport, Tennessee, TEHCC maintains 134 miles of the Trail between Damascus, Virginia and U.S. 19W at Spivey Gap, North Carolina, about 20 miles south of Erwin, Tennessee.

Carolina Mountain Club
Active in North Carolina
Based in Asheville, North Carolina, CMC maintains about 93 miles of the A.T. from Spivey Gap, North Carolina to Davenport Gap, near the Tennessee border on Interstate 40.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
Active in North Carolina
The Appalachian Trail Maintainers Committee of SMHC maintains 102.3 miles of the A.T. from Davenport Gap, through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, to the community of Wesser, North Carolina, on the Nantahala River.

Nantahala Hiking Club
Active in North Carolina
Franklin, North Carolina-based NHC maintains 58.5 miles of the A.T. from the Nantahala River at Wesser and U.S. 19 to Bly Gap just north of the North Carolina/Georgia border.

Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
Active in Georgia
The Georgia Appalachian Trail Club, based in Atlanta, maintains the southernmost 75.4 miles of the A.T. from Bly Gap just north of the North Carolina line to Springer Mountain in Georgia, plus the 8.8-mile approach trail from Amicalola Falls State Park