Three Ridges from Cub Creek Road

The Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club (TATC) is an energetic group, open to individuals and families, whose primary purpose is to maintain a 10+ mile section of the Appalachian Trail (AT). The Club is centered in Norfolk, VA, and draws membership from Hampton Roads and the surrounding areas.

TATC maintains 23 miles of other trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains, including the White Rocks Falls Trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway,  the Mau-Har Trail off of the Appalachian Trail, and all the trails in the St. Mary’ Wilderness.  In the Tidewater area, the club maintains trails in First Landing State Park, False Cape State Park, New Quarter Park, and Sandy Bottom Nature Park.

In addition to trail maintenance, the TATC offers a wide range of outdoor recreational activities, including backpacking, day hiking, canoeing, kayaking, biking, car camping, white water rafting, skiing, rock climbing, rappelling, nature watching, and of course, eating!  Educational events such as Leave No Trace, Map & Compass, Leadership and Wilderness First Aid are scheduled.  TATC also offers two levels of courses to hone your backpacking skills:  Beginner’s Backpacking, and an AT Thru-hike Prep series.

The TATC general meeting is held on the second Wednesday of every month (except in December) at the new Pretlow Library, 111 West Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia at the corner of Ocean View Avenue and Granby St. Meetings start at
7:00 p.m. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, write to: Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club, P.O. Box 8246, Norfolk, VA 23503



Official Appalachian Trail miles for 2018 = 2,190 miles





Link to TATC Newsletter for December 2018 - January 2019

Link to TATC Firearm Policy

Link to Revised Activity Sign Up Form (09/05/2018)

Link to TATC Cabin Report - May 2018

Announcing the Cabin Incentive Program

Nutrition & Backpacking Food - Juliet Stephenson

Membership Renewals

New Membership Application

Updated Activity Forms:

Link to Activity Leadership Guide

Link to Trail Maintenance Booklet

Leave no Trace (LNT) Booklet

Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS)

In Remembrance of Dewey Phelps, Jr. (click here for more details)

In Remembrance of Jacqueline P. Jenkins (click here for more details)

New TATC Volunteer Video - Hermitage Museum & Gardens

2016 Editions of PATC's Map 12 & Map 13 for the Appalachian Trail

Virginia State Park Passes - Description

Virginia State Park Pass -  Application Form

Index of TATC Board Duties

Link to Trail Maintenance Crew Briefing Booklet

Donate to TATC by using a Credit Card or PayPal, please click on the link below.

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The Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club (TATC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit all volunteer organization and 100% of your donations go to furthering the club’s mission.  TATC is one of the 31 trail maintaining clubs in the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), which work to maintain the Appalachian Trail (AT), TATC also maintains other trails next to the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) and local trails in the Tidewater Area.  Your donations will support the purchase of tools used for trail maintenance and educational activities in support of trail maintenance and outdoor ethics.

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