Calendar

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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Banff Mountain Film Festival - World Tour and Get Outside Expo

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 26 September 2017 5:00 PM

Starting at 5 pm, RATC and ATC will be sharing a table at the "Get Outside Expo" prior to the screening of the Film Festival! Whether or not you plan to stay for the films, come by to show your support, enjoy a beverage, and mingle with Roanoke's ... Read More


Family Hike to Rice Field with Pearisburg A.T. Community

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 30 September 2017 10:00 AM

September 30 is Family Hiking Day! The A.T. Community of Pearisburg invites you to celebrate with a guided family hike to Rice Field on the crest of Peters Mountain.

This hike is 5 miles round trip, featuring 1,200 feet of elevation gain ov... Read More


Work Hike on the Appalachian Trail

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 2 October 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. 

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Hiker Happy Hour--Blacksburg

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

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

Occurring the first Tuesday of every month, Hiker Happy Hour is a great excuse--that is, opportunity--to socialize with AT hiker... Read More


Log Step Construction & Sidehill Construction

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 7 October 2017 7:30 AM

Help put in some trail! We still need to put in a dozen log steps and a couple hundred feet of sidehill at Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School - our friend and partner. The school has generously offered the use of their facility to ATC &a... Read More


Get Outside Festival (a.k.a. GO Fest!)

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 13 October 2017 5:00 PM

GO Fest is the biggest event of the year for Roanoke's outdoor community! RATC is teaming up with ATC and SAWS to have a lively presence. RSVP here whether you plan to volunteer for a shift or just enjoy the event--and use the comment section to l... Read More


RATC Section Hike # 6: Dragon Tooth Parking to Trout Creek (VA 620)

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 17 October 2017 8:00 AM

We'll meet at 8 am to hike from Dragon's Tooth Parking area to Trout Creek. We'll meet at Dragon's Tooth, then shuttle a few cars to the hike finish at Trout Creek. The hike will start from the Dragon's Tooth trailhead. We'll take the Dragon's Too... Read More


Hiker Happy Hour -- Roanoke/Salem

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 18 October 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


Build a Deck on Doc's Knob shelter

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 19 October 2017 7:30 AM

We need to dig the footers for a 16 X 16 foot deck and will most likely hit rock. If you have a wheelbarrow, posthole diggers or rock bar and can bring it, let us know. 

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Build a Deck on Doc's Knob shelter

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 21 October 2017 7:30 AM

We need carpenters and people willing to carry material to the deck site. If you have any of the following tools, please bring them: squares, nail bags, hammers, cats paw, tape measure, cordless drill, pencils.

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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




Have a suggestion for a hike you’d like to see offered? Let us know!

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