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
JUN
16
Sun
9:00 am |        
Hike Jacobsburg State Park
Hike the rolling hills of Jacobsburg State Park
JUN
20
Thu
6:00 pm |        
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm - Richland Township (2 miles)
Join us for a one hour walk through Robert 0. Keller Memorial Park in Richland Township
JUN
27
Thu
8:00 am |      
Trail Magic Day
We will provide food, beverages and treats for Thru-hikers.
JUN
28
Fri
8:00 am |      
Trail Magic Day
We will provide food, beverages and treats for Thru-hikers.
JUN
30
Sun
9:30 am |      
Hike the Switchback Railroad in Jim Thorpe
A moderate hike of the switchback railroad

For more, visit our full event list

AHC News
Spring Is Here, Invasive Species are Starting to Sprout
Spring is here, the air is warming up, the birds are chirping and the plants are starting to sprout. But not all the plants emerging along the trail are a good sight. We have invasive plants along our section of the Appalachian Trail.

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