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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



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