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Our Mission
Members of the Allentown Hiking Club aspire to escape the crowded city; to walk, hike and climb for the enjoyment and exercise with nature loving companions; to maintain its section of the Appalachian Trail; and to stimulate public interests in every phase of nature and the outdoors through programs and lectures.
What We Do
Allentown Hiking Club is sponsored by the Allentown Recreation Bureau and is a member of the Keystone Trail Association and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. We maintain 10.3 miles of the Appalachian Trail, including two backcountry shelters, Allentown (north of New Tripoli) and G.W. Outerbridge (west of the Lehigh Gap). We offer hikes and other outdoor events, open to the general public and led by experienced club members and other local experts.
Club dues are a mere $10.00 per person per calendar year, or $15.00 for households. Funds are used for the printing and mailing of the Newsletter/Schedule, book and video purchases for our library, miscellaneous dues, needed trail maintenance equipment, and other expenses. Newsletter and activities schedules are mailed to club members on a quarterly basis.
Our History
The Allentown Hiking Club was formed in December 1931 and recently celebrated 83 years of community service.
4-29-17 | Lehigh Gorge
Maintenance on Canal Lock #2. This Lock near Glen Onoco has been adopted by Allentown Hiking Club to Maintain.
Hike the outer loop of the Preserve, along the northern perimeter trail, excluding the South Range.
Monthly business meeting.
5-6-17 | Hike Around Lums Pond (camping optional)
6 – 8 mile fun hike around Lums Pond in Bear, DE
5-7-17 | Lehigh Furnace Gap Boulder Field and AT Hike
This is a somewhat challenging hike along the Appalachian ridge which will include 1.1 miles on an exposed unstable boulder field. Not for beginners! Many great views north and south!