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Mount Rogers


Trail Club  




P.O. Box 789 Damascus, VA 24236-0789


General Questions:  mtrogersatc@gmail.com


Trails Committee: mratcinfo@gmail.com to report maintenance problems on the trail



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The MOUNT ROGERS APPALACHIAN TRAIL CLUB, a member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, was organized February 29, 1960.  The club has maintenance responsibilities for 59.4 miles of the APPALACHIAN TRAIL in the Jefferson National Forest, Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, Grayson Highlands State Park and additional trails in the area.


The primary focus of the MOUNT ROGERS APPALACHIAN TRAIL CLUB is to help ensure that the APPALACHIAN TRAIL remains available for future generations, fulfill its maintenance responsibilities to the highest degree possible, undertake projects that would enhance use of the Trail without sacrifice of beauty or serenity and provide opportunity for Club members to enjoy activities associated with the Trail.


Hiker Alert:


In 2019, there have been reports of bears pulling down food bags hung in trees and damaging bear canisters, Ursacks and packs, as well as some tents between Thomas Knob Shelter and Hurricane Mtn. Shelter.
Metal bearproof food storage lockers have been installed at six locations and hikers are urged to use them. Locations are: just north of Thomas Knob Shelter, just north of Wise Shelter, between Rhododendron Gap and Thomas Knob(between the Crest Trail and the AT), just north of Old Orchard Shelter, at Hurricane Mtn. Shelter, and at Trimpi Shelter. 



The Appalachian Trail goes down the main street of Damascus, VA. The Town has set up a brick pathway to celebrate the Trail and the many hikers who have hiked through Town. For further information about the project, or for information about a brick you purchased, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/communitypathway.


Note: Activities are also posted on the MRATC FACEBOOK PAGE! Come check it out and join us!

Check out MRATC information and activities on Instagram:  mountrogersATclub.

MRATC is also on Twitter!: https://twitter.com/Mt_rogersATC 


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