Who We Are The Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club (ODATC) is an organization of individuals and trail-related organizations who meet to recreate in the outdoors in various ways as well as act as stewards of a portion of the Appalachian Trail and the public lands it runs through. Our recreational endeavors focus on hiking in Virginia but includes biking, paddling and touring as well. While the majority of our events occur in Virginia our only true limits are what members wish to limit themselves to.
Club sponsored activities over the year include numerous opportunities for members and their guests to:
- repair, maintain and relocate sections of the Club's 19.1 miles of the Appalachian Trail
- monitor plant and animal life along the trail corridor
- hike and backpack on the AT and other trails in Virginia, other states, and, occasionally, other countries
- canoe or kayak on Virginia's rivers
- ski (downhill and cross country)
- join with others on historic or cultural theme hikes
- participate in group and family camping trips
- socialize and network with members of our club and other ATC-affiliated clubs and organizations
ODATC maintains a number of trails on the Blue Ridge (see Stewardship). Right click here to download (Save Target As) a map of those trails and access points, and click here for an aerial view. Click here for a Google Earth picture of our trails with access points.
Weather Near Our Section of the AT
2014 Banff Film Festival Sold Out!
Unfortunately, we were notified on Jan 22 that the 2014 Banff Film Festival is now sold out for both the nights of Friday, Mar 7 and Saturday, Mar 8. Tickets may still be available from Craig's List. Anyone in the club wanting to sell tickets that were purchased but can no longer be used can make them available on the club blog here
Vicarious Travelers Series 2014
There will be a series of classes and panel discussions collectively entitled "Best Kept Secrets: Outdoor Adventure Close to Home" sponsored by the Friends of the HI-Richmond Hostel Project and Richmond Public Library. These offerings will take place on Saturday afternoons in February and early March from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library at 101 East Franklin Street. Refer here
for additional information.