Approaching Second Mountain - Photo by Lorrie Preston

Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club


Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club offers an extensive schedule of activities including scores of group hikes each year with many social and natural exploration possibilities, and numerous trail work outings building our trails and a special sense of camaraderie at the same time!

SATC Work Trip - 4/6/2013 - Photo by Dave Johnston SATC is one of thirty-one groups that maintain part of the Appalachian Trail, a footpath following the crest of the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,180 miles from Maine to Georgia.  SATC is a Pennsylvania incorporated 501(c)3 charitable not-for-profit organization.  SATC volunteers contribute well over a thousand hours each year toward the care and preservation of this and other footpaths in Central Pennsylvania.

SATC invites you to join in exploring and learning about nature on scheduled group hikes, in caring for our footpaths, and in helping to preserve and conserve our trail lands.  Scheduled hikes and trail care outings are open to everyone - membership, while welcome, is not required.

SATC invites you to see what we have done and are doing to preserve, and to join us on the footpaths, exploring our local landscapes around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

What's new?

  • SATC Co-Hosted the Ironmaster's Challenge

    The Central Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club co-hosted the 5th Annual Ironmaster’s Challenge, which was held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in the Pine Grove Furnace State Park and Michaux State Forest. The Challenge is a fund rasing event that supports the Ironmaster's Mansion, a historic structure that provides lodging for hikers near the midpoint of the Appalachian Trail.

    This year, the Ironmaster's Challenge featured three trail races - 15, 25, and 50 kilometers long. Over 500 hikers/runners participated. SATC would like to thank its members and all others who volunteered to make this a successful event.

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  • A Message From SATC's New President

  • SATC Unveils New Logo

    SATC unveiled its new logo at the club's 60th Anniversary Celebration and Banquet on March 28, 2014. Read more.

  • SATC's 60th Anniversary Celebration (1954-2014)

    Be sure to check out the special events, hikes, trips, and contests that SATC has planned to celebrate its 60th anniversary.

Recent Photographs

9/27/2014 - Scott Farm Hike
6/26-29/2014 - SATC Hiking Trip to Shenandoah National Park
6/7/2014 - SATC Work Trip and Trail Maintainers' Picnic
5/17/2014 - 60 for 60 Hikes and Picnic
4/18/2014 - SATC Work Trip on Peters Mountain
4/6/2014 - SATC Officers & Directors Installation Hike
4/6/2014 - SATC Service Project at the Duncannon A.T. Parking Lot
3/30/2014 - Bear Box Brigade
3/1/2014 - Chickies Rock Hike

Earth Poem

This earth we know.
This earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth.
This we know.
All things are connected like the blood which unites one family.
All things are connected.

~ Chief Seattle