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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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Training Day for Volunteer Ridgerunners

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 23 September 2018 9:00 AM

RATC's McAfee Knob Task Force protects the iconic landmarks of McAfee Knob and Dragons Tooth in the face of high visitation. RSVP for this event if you're ready to become a Volunteer Ridgerunner!

Volunteer Ridgerunners engage hikers in frie... Read More


RATC Hike #10: Pine Swamp (VA 635) to Johns Creek (VA 632 / Johns Creek Road)

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 30 September 2018 8:00 AM

• What we'll do
This hike is a strenuous 13.2 mile hike. We'll meet at Orange Market and divide into two groups. One group will start from VA 635 and the other group will start from VA 632. We'll do a key swap during the hike and then meet b... Read More


Work Hike on the Appalachian Trail

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 1 October 2018 8:30 AM

We will be rehabbing a section of the Appalachian Trail.

... Read More


RATC Board Meeting

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 1 October 2018 7:00 PM

Thinking of joining the RATC, whether you’re a beginning or advanced hiker, new to the area and want to explore it with others, or possibly you’re considering getting involved with trail and shelter upkeep on our 120 + mile section?? Whatever ... Read More


Hiker Happy Hour--Blacksburg

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 2 October 2018 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


Go Outside Festival 2018!!!! (aka GO Fest)

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 12 October 2018 5:00 PM

The annual Go Outside Festival is our region's biggest outdoor-themed event! For 3 days, Rivers Edge Park in downtown Roanoke will be packed with free demos, activities, music, food, and outdoorsy folks of all stripes. You can find the details at ... Read More


Work Hike on the Appalachian Trail

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 15 October 2018 8:30 AM

We will be rehabbing a section of the Appalachian Trail.

... Read More


Hiker Happy Hour -- Roanoke/Salem

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 17 October 2018 5:00 PM

**Please note new location: Olde Salem Brewery was a hit in January, so we're returning!**

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

Come t... Read More


End of Season Gathering for the McAfee Knob Task Force

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 28 October 2018 3:00 PM

This yearly event has it all! Come for the meeting, stay for the fun stuff! The event is primarily for Volunteer Ridgerunners and partners, but anyone who'd like to know more about the Task Force is welcome.

We'll start off with a recap of ... Read More


Work Hike on the Appalachian Trail

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 29 October 2018 8:30 AM

We will be rehabbing a section of the Appalachian Trail.

... 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




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

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