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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 additional 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!  

TATC general meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month (except in December). Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9629 Norfolk Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, write to: Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club, P.O. Box 8246, Norfolk, VA 23503.


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Our new TATC group page allows anyone to post TATC related content (moderated). 

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Mountain Laurel in full bloom.

By Pete Burch





The Board of Directors welcomes everyone as members or participants in our events regardless of race, creed, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disabilities, or similar considerations.  The Board prohibits bigoted, abusive, or impolite behavior or speech by anyone at any of our activities. If you believe you have experienced such behavior or speech, contact the TATC President at or any member of the Board of Directors at immediately.

The U.S. Forest Service has a detailed Anti-Harassment policy that also applies to volunteers.  TATC's Group Volunteer Service Agreement with the Forest Service requires us to inform members of the Forest Service’s Harassment Reporting Center number.  That number is (844) 815-8943.  The link to the USFS policy page is

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Join the Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club and support our efforts in maintaining 33 miles of trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as trails in the local Tidewater Area of Virginia.

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The Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club (TATC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all volunteer organization.  100% of your membership dues and donations go to furthering the club's mission. 

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Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club

P. O. B0x 8246

Norfolk, VA 23503 

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