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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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Broad Run Mountain Loop

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 26 April 2017 9:00 AM

Length: About 9.4 miles
Difficulty: Strenuous, but easier than my other recent hikes
Carpool: 15 miles, so $1.50 fee per person paid to the driver

Description: The hike starts with a moderate and graded stroll along an old forest ro... Read More


Work Hike on the Appalachian Trail

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 1 May 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


Hiker Happy Hour--Blacksburg

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 1 May 2017 6:00 PM

*Please note this event is posted elsewhere so many more come out to these events that just those rsvped here.*

Hosted by ATC's Virginia Regional Office and the Outdoor Club at Virginia Tech, Hik... Read More


Catawba Mountain (VA 311) to Andy Layne Trail (VA 779) - RATC Hike #4

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

We'll meet at the Andy Lane Trailhead and then shuttle people to the start of the hike at the 311 parking lot. This is a 12.7-mile STRENUOUS hike. Car pool fee: $2.00

This hike offers the opportunity to see two of the prime vistas on the Ap... Read More


Continue Working on the Sinking Creek AT ReLo

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 6 May 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


Work Hike on the Appalachian Trail

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 8 May 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


Mountain Lake Wilderness

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 13 May 2017 9:00 AM

Mountain Lake Wilderness. 6.6 miles. Moderate. We will begin at the Wind Rock AT access on rt 613 and end at John's Creek Rd 632. Right as we begin, we will visit Wind Rock for the wonderful views for a few minutes, the begin our trek north on the... Read More


Hiker Happy Hour -- Roanoke/Salem

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 17 May 2017 6:00 PM

Occurring the third Wednesday of each month, Hiker Happy Hour is a great opportunity to socialize with A.T. enthusiasts of all stripes. 

Come tell us about your latest adventure, and get ideas for your next one!

Look for the hikers ... Read More


Pearisburg Pre-GA.ME TrailFest!

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 18 May 2017 4:30 PM

Hikers and Trail enthusiasts from near and far are invited to a festive celebration in the A.T. Community of Pearisburg, Virginia!

If you're on your way to Trail Days in Damascus, be sure to stop over in Pearisburg on Thursday, May 18.

... Read More


Chimney Rock conservation easement, Craig Co - with Blue Ridge Land Conservancy

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 20 May 2017 9:00 AM

MODERATE/STRENUOUS. 3.25 miles round-trip. The last quarter-mile is off-trail and steep. A rare opportunity on private land. Located in Craig County this hike starts at the base of Sinking Creek Mountain on a property conserved by th... 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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