What we're about

Founded in 1931, Allentown Hiking Club is founded for all people, of all backgrounds to, in the united in a shared purpose of our love of nature. We are sponsored by the Allentown Recreation Bureau and a member of the Keystone Trail Association and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

We maintain 10.3 miles of the Appalachian Trail, including two backcountry shelters, Allentown (north of New Tripoli) and G.W. Outerbridge (west of the Lehigh Gap).

We offer hikes and other outdoor events, which are open to the general public and led by experienced club members and other local experts. We have a plethora of different events of all different skill levels. Along with our larger weekend hikes, we have midweek hikes that are both social strolls, and more adventurous workout hikes. We meet up to hike to local free concerts, have organized bike rides, water fun events, winter sports & more. Check out our calendar to see what we have coming up. We hope to see you at an upcoming event!

More information on the club can be found on our main website https://www.allentownhikingclub.org/

Upcoming events (2)

Winter Pulpit and Pinnacle Hike (9 miles)

Hamburg Reservoir Parking Lot

This is likely my favorite loop hike in the area ... and what better way to enjoy the crisp, winter air than by climbing a mountain?! This is a 9 mile loop hike, starting at the Hamburg Reservoir parking lot, first climbing to Pulpit Rock and then onward along the ridge to the Pinnacle for spectacular views of the Lehigh Valley from both locations. This is not a beginner's hike due to the 1000' ascent and very rocky terrain. If there is snow on the ground, microspikes or other traction devices will be mandatory. Bring a least 2L of water and lunch / snacks. Sturdy hiking boots are recommended, plus trekking poles if you prefer them. Steady rain or snow cancels.

Weeknight Walks - Quakertown Eagle/Local (3-4 miles)

Eagle Hotel/The Local

Join us for a walk through Quakertown We'll meet at the Eagle/Local in Quakertown and stay together as we head down to the Park at 4th. Once there, we can walk for about an hour or so as we circle around the different paths or head through town. After the walk we'll head back to the 200 year old historic Eagle/Local, a familiar local dive bar. Plans for renovations have been pushed back but the food is good for those who want to stay for a drink or bite to eat. Meet in the parking lot behind the Eagle/Local. (make sure your GPS takes you to Quakertown and not Trumbauersville - we've had a few problems with that) Please wear bright colors as it will be dark, bring a flashlight and also wear boots or old shoes as the walkways can sometimes be muddy and/or wet this time of year. Thunderstorms, Heavy rain or snow cancels For more information on Allentown Hiking Club, please visit: allentownhikingclub.org

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