Who is the York Hiking Club?


At more than 70 years old, we’ve been around a long time...

since 1932 and the Great Depression. During that time, we’ve grown...from a small group who enjoys hiking into a 140-plus member group that has all kinds of people of all ages who share an interest in hiking and walking.

Today, we maintain a 7.5-mile section of the Appalachian Trail northeast of Harrisburg and a stretch of the Mason-Dixon Trail.  We also hike, usually on Sundays.

Come join us.


Types of Hikes…


York Hiking Club offers three types of hikes:

Short Hikes – Short hikes are three to six miles long and usually begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Medium Hikes – Medium hikes are six to nine miles long and usually begin on Sunday but the starting time varies depending on the length of the drive to the start of the hike.

 Long Hikes – Long hikes are nine to fifteen miles in length and begin at 8 a.m. or 8:30 a.m.  Most long hikes require a trail lunch.  You should also carry water.  Sometimes on the way home from a long hike, some of the hikers will stop for supper at a restaurant.


Joining the Club…


After hiking 30 miles with our club within a twelve-month period or equivalent, a guest becomes eligible to join.  Members of other hiking clubs are eligible to join after 3 hikes of any length.  This requirement is waived for spouses of current members.  At that time, if one wishes, his or her name will be submitted to the club members for consideration as a member.  There is a small initiation fee and yearly dues for members, who must be at least 18 years old.


Prospective members can obtain a six-month supply of newsletters by sending their name, address and $5 for postage to:

Linda Bean

 1846 Marigold Rd,

York PA 17408

 Telephone: (717) 764-1091


The newsletter is also available on the club’s website, www.yorkhikingclub.com.