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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.
Membership
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.
11-23-18 | Black Friday Hike to the Pulpit and Pinnacle under the Full Beaver Moon
Watch the moonrise from the Pinnacle.
11-29-18 | Weeknight Walks - Quakertown Eagle (3-4 miles)
Join us for a walk through Quakertown
12-2-18 | Loop Hike of Jacobsburg State Park
Hike the rolling hills of Jacobsburg
12-5-18 | DECEMBER HOLIDAY FEAST, MONTHLY MEETING & WINTER HIKE SCHEDULING
We will have our potluck holiday dinner followed by our monthly business meeting and winter hike scheduling. Bring your favorite dish to share with others. Following the business meeting we will be scheduling hikes and other winter events. Please complete the AHC Hike/Event form and give to the Hike Scheduling Coordinator.
12-9-18 | Trexler Nature Preserve Loop Hike
A hike through the wilds of the Trexler Game Preserve