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
JAN
28
Tue
6:00 pm |        
Weeknight Walks at 6:00 pm - Quakertown Proper Brewery (3-4 miles)
Join us for 3-4 mile walk from The Proper Brewing Company to the “Park at 4th" in Quakertown.
FEB
5
Wed
7:00 pm |        
FEBRUARY MONTHLY MEETING
Presentation by Jim Gabovitz and Ed Ritter followed by Monthly Business Meeting
FEB
8
Sat
9:00 am |        
Hike Green Lane Park - 12 miles
Varied elevation on the red and blue Reservoir trails.
FEB
12
Wed
6:00 pm |        
Weeknight Walks - Quakertown Eagle (3-4 miles)
Join us for a walk through Quakertown
FEB
18
Tue
6:00 pm |        
Weeknight Walks - Quakertown McCooles (3-4 miles)
Join us for 3-4 mile walk from the Quakertown Chamber of Commerce to the “Park at 4th” in Quakertown.

For more, visit our full event list

AHC News
Things Change - But Not Our Love of the Outdoors
For a while now Barbara Wiemann has been organizing and digitizing the Club’s archives. I was interested in seeing how the club has changed over the years, so I took the 1st box that covered 1931 to 1943 home.
New Arrival Dates for Newsletters
A decision was made at the December meeting to change the delivery and planning months for the newsletter.
More Trail Magic
On a cold and rainy Sunday in October a group of Club members took coffee and snacks to the Trail Crew who are working on the relocation of the trail from Ashfield Rd to Lehigh Gap. They had been working on the section for 6 weeks and completed one mile of trail. The crew came from all over, including West Virginia, Michigan and Maryland.
Fall Is Here
Fall priorities include reporting your AT volunteer hours, learning about charcoal hearths on Blue Mountain, and attending our end of year events.
Trail Magic Events
Photos from our annual effort to ease the burden of thru hikers as they make their way to Maine and Georgia.
Second Section Hike on the Appalachian Trail
Our Massachusetts summer section hike.

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