Where you'll never hike alone
The Philadelphia Trail Club is a non-profit organization that has been in existence since 1931. We lead hikes most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year; hikes are less frequent in July and August. The Club also hosts some bicycle rides.
Hikes: Hikes are usually held in Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties, with occasional hikes further afield--for example, in the Poconos, on a local section of the Appalachian Trail, in the New Jersey Pine Barrens and Maryland. Most hikes range from 5 to 10 miles in distance and from very easy to strenuous. Each hike description includes a numerical classification as to difficulty and estimated mileage so that individuals can select those hikes which seem appropriate to their abilities.
Non Members: Guests are welcome on all hikes, but guests who enjoy hiking and who participated in 3 hikes with the Club are encouraged to become members in order to help support the Club's activities. Member dues are $5 per year, including electronic copies of the bi-monthly Bulletin.
Excursions: The Club also sponsors some more extensive outings for Members only. This has typically been one major trip per year, and the number of participants is limited. In recent years we've traveled to Iceland, Scotland, Croatia, Oregon and Maine.
PTC Who’s Who
You can now contact all board members through the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Tirzah Rom: email@example.com
Vice President: Chris Poli
Secretary: Kate Friend
Treasurer: Karen Poli
Councilors: Deb Bukovec, Doris Sontagh
Hike Chair: Dave Scheid: firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership: Dorothy Smith
Stats: Bill Franks
Memorial Fund Trustees: Tom Switalski, Deborah Lamb, Auda Gallagher
Archives: Sheryl Panka-Bryman
Bulletin: Carol Beam, Dorothy Smith
Webmaster and Social Media: Karen Poli
"Great things are done when men and mountains meet"
- William Blake