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 Banquet - Firday, March 23, 2018 - 6:00PM

    This year SATC’s banquet will be held on Friday evening, March 23, 2018 at the VFW Post 7415 in New Cumberland. We have returned to an evening format for our gathering this year. We hope you consider joining us for an evening of socializing, good food, an important business/membership meeting and for our keynote speaker.

    Our business meeting will be for the purpose of having the membership vote on the slate of officers and directors; passing of the 2018-2019 budget; and the awarding of the Giant Boot Award. After the business meeting, the keynote speaker will be Silas Chamberlin, PhD. His book, On the Trail: A History of American Hiking (Yale University Press), is the first national history of America’s hiking community and trails movement. All banquet attendees will be given a free raffle ticket for an opportunity to win a personally autographed copy of Mr. Chamberlin’s book.

    The registration form includes details on the time, menu, cost and RSVP date. Hope to see everyone there.

  • Recent Photographs

    9/16/2017 - Graffiti removal at Shock Rocks
    11/19/2017 - Blow-down removal on the Appalachian Trail
    1/20/2018 - LeTort Spring Run and Nature Trail 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