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March 2018

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PATH has created a new brochure describing the club and its actvities. View or download brochure.

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Path History

2018 DUES

Please send 2018 dues to David Faucette
PATH Treasurer
1105 Hunting Ridge Road Raleigh, N.C. 27615


Monthly Trail Reports

See a list of important dates in the history of PATH

and history of the
Konnarock Projects
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Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers, is a nonprofit trail club that maintains a section of the Appalachian Trail in southwest Virginia. PATH's members live in North Carolina and Virginia, with the majority living between Charlotte, NC and Raleigh, NC. PATH also offers hiking and outreach opportunities. Many find hiking the trail often leads to wanting to help with the maintenance and outreach opportunities.

The Appalachian Trail is a 2100+ mile long footpath that runs along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia. The Appalachian Trail was originally constructed by volunteers in the 1920's and 30's. Starting in 1965, the Appalachian Trail Conference began assigning maintenance responsibilities on the Appalachian Trail to various clubs along the trail's route.

Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers, Inc. PATH, now has responsibility for 70 miles of the storied AT. PATH's maintenance starts from Va. St. Rt. 670 at the South Fork of the Holston River north to U.S. 52 near Bland. Our section includes 6 shelters including the shelter on Chestnut Ridge over looking the historic and picturesque Burkes Garden. (See our trail map.)

The membership of PATH includes young and old, men and women, dedicated volunteers who never miss a maintenance trip and unseen volunteers that support our mission through monetary contributions. By far the most important aspect of PATH is that it brings together people who can share common interests and become new friends. This web site's purpose is to provide information specific to our club, PATH. For further information about the Appalachian Trail or other hiking clubs, we suggest you visit our links page.

A Special Birthday occurred !!!
Our club, the Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers, was 50 years old in 2015
, and we recognized the fact with an anniversary and reunion on October 17, 2015, at Bur-Mil Park, in Greensboro. NC. This was a chance to reflect, to meet some of the founders who were still around and to learn some things you probably didn't know about PATH. For instance: How many 2000-milers belong to our club? What are some of the trail books by PATH members? And how did we get started, in the first place? Here is to the next 50 years!!!



Outreach Opportunities

A young hikers with her STEPS


Ready for the trail

Trail Maintenance

A group heading out to work on the trail

Students Teaching Elementary Physical Skills notebook-My Day on the Appalachian Trail

Day Hiking Check List
a great list to assure a fun and safe hike...make sure you are prepared even for a simple hike.

2018 Tentative Hike Schedule - stay tuned

“70 Mile Club” hike and record your trips hiked on the trails maintained by Path

Section Monitor Report Record



Path Members 2017

During 2017, 61 volunteers contributed 5096 hours maintaining 70 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, including the only Appalachian Trail crossing of Walker Mountain.


Come Join the Fun in 2018!





Appalachian Trail
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