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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 March 2019 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


Work hike on Sinking Creek Mountain

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 25 March 2019 8:00 AM

We will be installing stone steps on a steep, eroded section of the trail, south of the Niday Shelter.

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RATC New Hike Leader Training

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 30 March 2019 9:00 AM

• What we'll do
If you are interested in becoming a Hike Leader for RATC or are a new RATC Hike Leader, this training is for you! We will be meeting at 9 am on Saturday, March 30 at the Hike Leader and soon-to-be RATC Hike Master Josiah Leon... Read More


Work Hike on the AT

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 1 April 2019 8:00 AM

We will be rehabbing a section of the trail near Roanoke. Bring work gloves, lunch, and water. We will provide all of the necessary tools.

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Hiker Happy Hour--Blacksburg

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 2 April 2019 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


Wilson Mountain/Pine Ridge Circuit (11.6 miles) - Strenuous

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 3 April 2019 8:30 AM

10 miles from meeting location. $1.00 carpool fee.

This hike will encompass three trails, a short bushwhack, a logging road and a dirt/gravel road. We will start at the Sprouts Run/Wilson Mountain trailhead near Arcadia. We will ascend Wils... Read More


Catawba Mountain shelter reroofing

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 7 April 2019 8:30 AM

We will meet at the Orange Market at 8:30 AM. We will be removing the asphalt shingle roof and replacing it with a tin roof. We will also need help carrying in the tin and carrying out the shingles.

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Work Hike on the AT

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 8 April 2019 8:00 AM

We will be rehabbing a section of the trail near Roanoke. Bring work gloves, lunch, and water. We will provide all of the necessary tools.

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RATC Board Meeting

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 8 April 2019 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


Work Hike on the AT

Held by Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Meetup Group on 15 April 2019 8:00 AM

We will be rehabbing a section of the trail near Roanoke. Bring work gloves, lunch, and water. We will provide all of the necessary tools.

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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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