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. .
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
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
A Special Birthday!!!!
the Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers, is 50 years old this year,
and we will recognize the fact with an anniversary and reunion on October
17, 2015, at Bur-Mil Park, 5834 Bur-Mil Club Road, Greensboro. NC 27410.
This will be a chance to reflect, to meet some of the founders who are
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? More info will be coming out soon, but for now, mark the date,
October 17. It's a potluck, and we will start at 3:30 p.m. at Bur-Mil
Park in the Training Room. It should go about two hours. Please contact
Betsy (email@example.com or 336 473 3657) directly if you have questions.
A young hikers with her STEPS
Ready for the trail
A group heading out to work on the
notebook-My Day on the Appalachian Trail
Hiking Check List
a great list to assure a fun and safe hike...make sure you are prepared
even for a simple hike.
2012 Tentative Hike Schedule
“70 Mile Club” hike
and record your trips hiked on the trails maintained by Path
Monitor Report Record
Path Members at General
During 2014, 67 Volunteers contributed 4760
hours maintaining 70 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia,
including the only Appalachian Trail crossing of Walker Mountain.
Join the Fun in 2015!