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Hiking Clubs

Hiking clubs organize events throughout the year providing an avenue for hikers of all ages to meet and enjoy the outdoors together.

American Hiking Society
National hiking organization with a branch in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Appalachian Mountain Club
Organization that promotes outdoor activities and conservation in the mountains of the northeastern United States.

Capital Hiking Club
Club that organizes hikes in the Washington, DC area every Saturday throughout the year.

Center Hiking Club
Group that organizes hiking, camping, canoeing, biking and backpacking events in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.

MidAtlantic Backpackers
A club for backpackers in the Washington, DC area.

Mosaic Outdoor Mountain Club of MD
The Jewish hiking/social club organizes outdoor activities in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Northern Virginia Hiking Club
Club that sponsors hiking, camping, bicycling, canoeing and skiing events in and near Northern Virginia.

NoVa Trail Dogs
The club promotes responsible hiking with dogs and organizes daytrips in Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia.

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
An organization dedicated to the upkeep and improvement of hiking trails in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and converting them into bicycling and hiking trails.

Sierra Club
Metropolitan Washington Regional Outings Program organizes hikes and more in the Washington, DC area.

Wanderbirds Hiking Club
This hiking club organizes a day hike in the Washington, DC area every Sunday. The group charters a bus for most hikes and provides leaders and trail maps.

Washington Women Outdoors
Women's group who enjoy outdoor recreation including hiking, biking, rock climbing, rafting, canoeing, kayaking and skiing.

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