2 years ago
TrevorGoldley
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Appalachian Trail Maintaining Clubs
I'm from western USA, but somebody asked me about if there are any clubs or organizations out there that help to maintain the big trails like the PCT, AT, etc. So starting with the Appalachian Trail!
Here's a list of clubs that work to maintain various regions of the AT. If you'd like to get involved, reach out to them directly to find out what you can do!
Maine Appalachian Trail Club
- Located in Maine
- Maintains 266.8 miles of the AT in Maine
Appalachian Mountain Club
- Active in Maine & New Hampshire
- Oldest nonprofit working to protect and promote wise use of the AT - have many chapters!
Randolph Mountain Club
- Active in New Hampshire
- Work in the Randolph, New Hampshire Area
Dartmouth Outing Club
- Active in New Hampshire and Vermont
- Students & community members who maintain about 53.3 miles of trail near Hanover, New Hampshire
Green Mountain Club

- Active in VermontBased in Waterbury Center, Vermont
- Maintains 149.8 miles of the A.T.
AMC Berkshire
- Active in Massachusetts
- Maintaining 90 miles between Connecticut and Vermont
AMC - Connecticut Chapter
- Active in Connecticut
- 52.3 miles of A.T. in Connecticut; meets first Tuesday of every month
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
- Active in New York and New Jersey
- Creates and promotes over 1,850 miles of public trail, including 160 miles of AT.
Wilmington Trail Club
- Active in Pennsylvania
- Maintains 7.2 miles of the A.T.
Batona Hiking Club
- Active in Pennsylvania
- Maintains 8.6 A.T miles in PA
AMC - Delaware Valley Chapter
- Active in Pennsylvania
- Maintains 15 miles from Wind Gap to Little Gap
Philadelphia Trail Club
- Active in Pennsylvania
- Maintains 10.3 miles of the A.T.
Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
- Active in Pennsylvania
- Maintains 65 miles of the A.T in two sections of the trail.
Allentown Hiking Club
- Active in Pennsylvania
- Maintains 10.3 miles of the AT
Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club
- Active in Pennsylvania
- Maintains 20 miles of the AT; 4 meetings per year
York Hiking Club
- Active in Pennsylvania
- Maintains a section of the AT in the Cumberland Valley, PA
Cumberland Valley Appalachian Trail Club
- Active in Pennsylvania
- Maintains 17 miles of the AT in the Cumberland Valley of Central PA
Mountain Club of Maryland
- Active in Pennsylvania and Maryland
- Maintains two AT sections: 12.7 miles and 16.4 miles in PA as well as the most northern 10 miles in Maryland
Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
- Active in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and northern Virginia
- Maintains 239.8 miles of the AT
Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club
- Active in Virginia
- Maintains 19.1 miles of the AT
Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club
- Active in Virginia
- Maintains 11+ miles of the AT
Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club
- Active in Virginia
- Maintains 90 miles of the AT in Nelson, Amherst, Rockbridge, Botetourt, and Bedford counties, from Tye River to Black Horse Gap
Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech
- Active in Virginia
- Maintains 27.3 miles of the AT
Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club
- Active in Virginia
- Maintains 121.2 miles of the AT
Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers
- Active in Virginia
- Maintains 70 miles of the AT
Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club
- Active in Virginia
- Maintains 59.6 miles of the AT
Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club
- Active in Tennessee
- Maintains 133 miles of the AT
Carolina Mountain Club
- Active in North Carolina
- Maintains 93 miles of the AT
Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
- Active in North Carolina
- Maintains 102.3 miles of the AT
Nantahala Hiking Club
- Active in North Carolina
- Maintains 58.5 miles of the AT
Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
- Active in Georgia
- Maintains the southernmost 75.4 miles of the AT, plus the 8.8 mile approach from Amicalola Falls State Park

3 comments
Ah, great list!! Thank you! @TrevorGoldley
2 years ago·Reply
@fallingwater Oh, phew, I'm glad someone liked this! Are you gonna use it? I'm trying to pull something similar together for the PCT!
2 years ago·Reply
Good resource friend; thanks @TrevorGoldely
2 years ago·Reply