The PATC's reason for existence is the Appalachian Trail (AT), a 2175 mile footpath between Mount Katahdin in Maine and Springer Mountain in Georgia. These miles are divided into sections maintained by 30 trail clubs in cities along the length of the AT. The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club's section starts at Pine Grove Furnace in Pennsylvania and ends at Rockfish Gap (the southern end of Shenandoah Park) amounting to 240 miles. We also maintain other regional trails, for a total of over 1,000 miles. After the National Trail Systems Act was passed by Congress in 1968, the PATC became a partner of the National Park Service. The NPS AT office is headquartered in Harpers Ferry under the title of the Appalachian Trail Park Office. The 30 trail clubs are linked together by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, also in Harpers Ferry.
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