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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.


Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club Group Facebook Page

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

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Tye River Ridgerunner Report - May 17-22, 2023

Tye River Ridgerunner Report - May 11-15, 2023

Registration is Open for Appalachian Trail Vista 2023

Register for National Wilderness Skills Institute - Free Classes!

Tye River Ridgerunner Report - May 04-08, 2023

TATC Activity List - May 10th Meeting

Tye River Ridgerunner Report - April 20-24, 2023

Tye River Ridgerunner Report - April 27 - May 1, 2023

Volunteers and Donations needed for TATC Trail Magic Event

Newsletter - April - May 2023

Save The Date TATC Spring Day in the Park 2023

Lee Lohman Virginia AT Volunteer of the Year 2023

Konnarock Trail Crews 2023

Peregrine Falcons by Reese Lukei

Newsletter - February 2023 - March 2023

Virginian-Pilot Article on TATC 11-27-22

TATC 50 Years - History Book - Standard Resolution (~97 MB)  

TATC 50 Years - History Book - Minimum Resolution (~13 MB)

Leading Local TATC Activities

TATC Food Storage Policy

The TATC Cabin is available for Rentals – call Bob at 627 5514 or email him at to reserve.

Link to Activity Sign Up Form

Cabin Incentive Program

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 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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