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 Aldergate United Methodist Church, 5767 Sellgar Dr., Norfolk, VA 23502. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, write to: Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club, P.O. Box 8246, Norfolk, VA 23503.
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The TATC Cabin is available for Rentals – call Bob at 627 5514 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve.
The Board of Directors of the Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club 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 email@example.com or any member of the Board of Directors at https://tatc.wildapricot.org/TATC-Board 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 https://www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/anti-harassment-policy
Become a member
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 is the local Tidewater Area of Virginia.