Welcome to the website of the Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club. SATC is one of 31 volunteer clubs that help maintain the world's largest hiking-only path, the Appalachian Trail. We offer about 100 group hikes each year, mostly in and around Central Pennsylvania - otherwise known to many thru hikers as "Rocksylvania". We support and practice "Leave No Trace" principles and welcome your participation!
SATC To Lead Two Series Hikes
Beginning this fall, SATC will be leading series hikes on two iconic trails, the Catoctin Trail in Maryland and the Standing Stone Trail in Pennsylvania. Come join us and conquer, one, both or just a section or two. Adventure in the fall woods awaits!
The Catoctin National Recreation Trail runs 27.9 miles along the eastern-most ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Frederick County, Maryland. This hike will take you through 2 state parks, a Municipal Forest and a National Park. You will also cross many streams and hike by at least 4 beautiful ponds. The hike will begin at the southern terminus in Gambrill State Park and will be divided into 3 sections based on road/parking access. For details on this series see the hiking schedule for dates, times and distances.
The Standing Stone Trail, DCNR’s 2016 Trail of the Year, follows 71 miles of scenic ridge lines in Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Fulton counties: the south middle region of Pennsylvania's Tiltrock Country. Originally built as a connector for the Mid State Trail and Tuscarora Trail, the Standing Stone Trail is a destination in its own right, offering Pennsylvania hikers and backpackers a link to dramatic scenery, wild plant and animal life, and compelling history. We will get this series kicked off this fall and will conclude it in the spring. The trail will be divided into 7 sections with an average of 9-11 miles per section. For details on this series see the hiking schedule for dates, times and distances.
Hiking, Biking, Camping Trip Planned
On Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, SATC members are invited for two days of fun in the Tiadaghton State Forest. On Saturday, hike the Golden Eagle Trail (9.08 miles) and then stay overnight at Little Pine State Park, on Sunday either bike the southern section of the Pine Creek Rail-Trail from Blackwell to Jersey Shore (36.3 miles) or hike on any of the 10 miles of trails at Little Pine State Park (the Mid-State Trails runs through the park) or the Bob Webber trail (3.8 miles). You will need to register for this event by September 9th so campsites can be reserved. Contact Cindy Radich, firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for additional information.
Tuesday, October 22 – SATC’s Fall Membership Meeting
Join us for the fall meeting to be held at the Camp Hill Giant’s Community Center. 6:30 – 9:00 PM. Refreshments will be served.
65 Point Challenge Has Begun
Help SATC celebrate its 65th Birthday by participating in the 65 Point Challenge. Members are encouraged to participate in as many club related activities as possible in order to earn 65 points. Not only will you enjoy these numerous fun events, but by listing your involvement from March 30, 2019 through February 29, 2020, you may win a prize to be drawn at the 2020 annual banquet. Begin tracking points now and turn in your completed form by March 1, 2020. The 65 Point Challenge form lists the activities and their point values. A 65 Point Challenge form can be located under the membership tab. Any questions, contact Gail Brossman, GVB1024@aol.com.
What Our Members Say About SATC!
"SATC hikes are always fun and well organized. I've met many good friends by being a member." Tom N.
"Thank you so much for organizing the A.T. Hike Across Pennsylvania series. I never would have, or could have, completed the 229 miles on my own." C.W.