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The Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club

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. Learn more              

News Flash:

1. Don't forget to purchase your tickets for the ODATC 50th Anniversary Celebration! Ticket prices increase to $35. if mailed after May 15th. Look in the dropdown under "Stay Informed" to see more information and order form links.

2.  We've added upcoming Science Museum of Virginia Lunchbreak Science Presentation events to the calendar for April and May.  Check them out! 

Upcoming events


  Missing Person Alert

Emily Malsbury, age 32 of Toledo, Ohio is believed to have gone missing on the Appalachian Trail. She has not been heard from since March 26, 2019. Her aunt has asked to make the following information known to the public so that she might be found. Please click  here for the full details about Emily. 

Ragnar Trail Richmond

    2019 Looking for


Kate Andrus,  a Volunteer Coordinator with Ragnar is helping out with the Ragnar Trail Richmond event 2019.  The event will be hosted in our area on Thursday, April 25th - Saturday, April 27th.  They are currently seeking volunteers to help shuttle runners from the parking lot to Ragnar Village.  See their website for more information by clicking here.   If this is something you are interested in, please click here to get more information on volunteering. 




50th Anniversary T-shirts & Bandannas

Are Here!!!!!!

We have had great success in members purchasing the T-shirts and bandannas that were available at the January 08 meeting.  We have since received a new shipment of T-shirts and are ready to make them available to you. 

See the links below to order your T-shirt and bandanna now.  

. Microsoft Word Doc Order Form With Embedded Spreadsheet 

2. Adobe .pdf Order Form (non-editable)


  Surge in


If you're interested in why hiking is surging in popularity in the U.S., please click here.


Wilderness First Aid Training Course May 4-5, 2019

Walkabout Outfitter and MEDIC Solo Disaster Wilderness Medical School are hosting a Disaster Travel Wilderness First Aid certification course on May 4 - 5. Click here  for further details.

A.T. VISTA 2020


July 31,2020 - August 3, 2020

Location:  Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ

What is an A.T. VISTA?

To provide a forum for the engagement of activities on and near the Appalachian Trail, offering hiking, educational, cultural, and historical learning programs, working with trail clubs, local communities, and nearby partner organizations.

A.T. Vista aims to be recognized as THE forum for engagement of all who cherish the future of the Appalachian Trail’s protection, stewardship, and connection of the human spirit with nature while increasing participation from younger and diverse members.

Hike, Learn, Play. 

  • Hike - hiking and other trail-related excursions, such as bird watching
  • Learn - educational opportunities of A.T. Vista at workshops.
  • Play - meeting new friends, seeing old acquaintances, and engaging in evening entertainment or excursions.

For more Information, visit www.atvista.org

The ODATC Mission

The construction and maintenance of foot trails for hikers, including the Appalachian Trail between Reids Gap and Rockfish Gap.

The provision of excursions on such trails or other areas. 

Offering educational activities related to the need for preserving the great outdoors. 

Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club (c). 
P.O. Box 25283 
Richmond, VA 23260-5283
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