Allentown Hiking Club
Social Media
Please visit our Facebook page for recent trip reports, photos, and more.
In addition, many of our hikes are listed on Meetup. Check it out!
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.
Join Us!
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.
Upcoming Events
9:00 am |        
South Mountain Preserve Hike
8-9 mile loop hike on the trails of South Mountain Preserve
6:00 pm |        
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm - Center Valley Promenade (2 miles)
Join us for an easy 2 mile lighted walk around the Promenade Shops in Center Valley (Window shopping only!)
10:00 am |        
Hike trails of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Hike several small trails at the LGNC; meet at the Osprey House.
9:00 am |      
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 and a stop at Outerbridge Shelter. Not for beginners! Many great views north and south!
7:30 pm |        
Presentation followed by Monthly Business Meeting

For more, visit our full event list

AHC News
The Start of a New Year
We look forward to many activities in 2019, as we say goodbye to some old friends and welcome new ones.
Corridor Monitoring - What It Is and Why We Do It
Walking the boundaries of Appalachian Trail lands to prevent encroachments is an essential part of our responsibilities as a maintaining club.
The ATC 2018 Biennial Conference
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s (ATC) written mission is “to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.” We were excited to be a part of the ATC conference this year and to learn how much this organization does for the hiking community.

Check out more in the online version of our newsletter, The Happy Hiker