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The Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club consistently works to provide a wide range of hiking opportunities for people of all ages, interests and abilities. Guests are always welcome to join us but you must sign up thru MeetUp. You’ll find a list of the next ten of our upcoming events below. The links will direct you to MeetUp where members of our MeetUp group can view additional information on the events. *

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Apple Orchard Falls, Cornelius Creek, Guillotine hike

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 26 March 2017 8:00 AM

10 miles, strenuous terrain

35 miles from Daleville, $3.00 carpool fee

The hike begins at the Sunset Fields overlook, milepost 78.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, then we proceed down the Apple Orchard Falls Trail and come back up via th... Read More


Work Hike on the Appalachian Trail

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 27 March 2017 8:00 AM

We will be working on rehabbing a section of the Appalachian Trail near Roanoke.  Bring work gloves,  sturdy shoes, water, and lunch. 

... Read More


Continue Working on the Sinking Creek AT ReLo

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 1 April 2017 8:00 AM

Join us as we continue to work on the Appalachian Trail  Relocation Project on Sinking Creek Mountain. The primary function of the RATC is to maintain a 120 mile section of the Appalachian Trail along with 16 shelters. For those who've retired... Read More


North Mountain

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 2 April 2017 8:00 AM

10.4 miles, strenuous terrain

18 miles from Roanoke, $2.00 carpool fee

The hike starts in Botetourt County and follows the border of Botetourt, Craig, and Roanoke counties.  It climbs North Mountain on the gently graded Catawba Vall... Read More


Blacksburg Hiker Happy Hour at Rising Silo!

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 3 April 2017 6:00 PM

Hosted by ATC's Virginia Regional Office and the Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech, Hiker Happy Hour is a casual get-together for AT enthusiasts of all stripes. It's a great chance to swap stories, plan you... Read More


New Trail Construction Workshop - Sidehill Extravaganza!

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 7 April 2017 10:00 AM

For any of you looking to brush up on or learn about new trail construction, this is for you! Our great partners at Mountain Shepherd (gracious hosts for previous ATC & RATC workshops) are putting in a new trail, and this is a great opportunit... Read More


New Trail Construction Workshop - Sidehill Extravaganza!

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 8 April 2017 8:30 AM

For any of you looking to brush up on or learn about new trail construction, this is for you! Our great partners at Mountain Shepherd (gracious hosts for previous ATC & RATC workshops) are putting in a new trail, and this is a great opportunit... Read More


New Trail Construction Workshop - Sidehill Extravaganza!

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 9 April 2017 8:30 AM

For any of you looking to brush up on or learn about new trail construction, this is for you! Our great partners at Mountain Shepherd (gracious hosts for previous ATC & RATC workshops) are putting in a new trail, and this is a great opportunit... Read More


Chessie Nature Trail

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 9 April 2017 8:30 AM

6.2 miles, easy terrain

47 miles from Roanoke + 6-mile shuttle, $5.00 carpool fee

Following a former towpath and railroad bed, the Chessie Nature trail parallels the Maury River between Lexington and Buena Vista. It has river views, ... Read More


Work Hike on the Appalachian Trail

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 10 April 2017 8:00 AM

We will be working on rehabbing a section of the Appalachian Trail near Roanoke.  Bring work gloves,  sturdy shoes, water, and lunch. 

... Read More





We rate our hikes as follows:

Rating Distance Description
Easy 3 to 5 miles good trails or old roads; modest elevation changes.
Moderate 5 to 8 miles steeper trails which may be rough in places.
Strenuous 8 miles and up long hikes with extensive climbs and possible rough trails or bushwhacking.


The hike leader
is responsible for arranging such carpooling as may be required. While there is no fee to hike with the club, the indicated amount is to defray automobile expenses and should be given to the driver of your carpool.

To attend, you will need sign up for the event on MeetUp. Clicking on an event above will take you to the MeetUp event page. If you are new to hiking, the leader can give advice about clothing, footwear, and equipment. If you are unfamiliar with the hike, the leader will be glad to answer your questions and help you evaluate whether or not it is suitable for you.

The club is always looking for experienced hikers to lead hikes or assist hike leaders. If you know of someone that you think would be a good hike leader or assistant hike leader, or you wish to volunteer, please contact the hikemaster at hikemaster@ratc.org




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