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
DEC
2
Wed
6:00 pm |        
DECEMBER MONTHLY MEETING
Monthly Business Meeting
DEC
19
Sat
7:00 pm |      
Bethlehem Holiday Walk (6 mi/2.5 hrs)
Stroll the streets of Bethlehem enjoying the Sights and Sounds of the Holiday Season
DEC
31
Thu
11:00 am |      
News Year's Eve Hike to the Allentown Shelter (8 miles)
End the year with a hike on the Appalachian Trail
JAN
6
Wed
6:00 pm |        
JANUARY MONTHLY MEETING
Monthly Business Meeting
JUN
24
Thu
8:00 am |      
Trail Magic Day
Trail Magic on the AT

For more, visit our full event list

AHC News

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

From Others
Updated A.T. COVID-19 Guidelines
Recommendations for keeping you and those around you safe and healthy if you are planning to hike on the Appalachian Trail during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Supreme Court Pipeline Fight Could Disrupt How The Appalachian Trail Is Run
The Appalachian Trail is at the center of a legal case before the Supreme Court on Monday involving a proposed gas pipeline. Trail officials say it has become a football between the case's two sides.
NPR
AT 3D Map - It's Awesome!
See the peaks, parks, and hotspots of America's most storied long trail in this interactive 3D map from BACKPACKER.
Backpacker Magazine
Capturing the Faces and the Voices of the AT
For a Maine photographer, every long-distance hiker has an interesting story.
Maine News Center