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Trips and events are what we are all about, they are the life blood of OCVT. Here you can view and sign up for all our upcoming trips. If you don't see anything going on or anything you like please lead a trip of your own. All our members are encouraged to lead trips, being a leader will help you meet more people and increase your skills and confidence. If you have any questions take a look in the help section or contact an officer, happy trails!

Upcoming Trips

Rice Fields Tall grass knock down

Sunday, June 5, 2022 Trip Type: Worktrip    Full Details   

Rev up the trimmers - we're going to Rice Fields to clear a path through the tall grass. While we are up there, we'll do some privy and shelter maintenance.

Symm's Gap Smack Down

Saturday, June 25, 2022 Trip Type: Worktrip    Full Details   

The grass gets high through the fields south of Symm's Gap. We need to beat them down (with trimmers) to clear the trail for hikers.

Recent Trips

Bland County / Helvey's Mill Shelter

Sunday, May 22, 2022 Trip Type: Worktrip    Full Details   

Delivering a fire ring to Helvey's Mill Shelter and if time, privy maintenance.

Stiles Fall

Saturday, May 21, 2022 Trip Type: Dayhike    Full Details   

Hiking around 3-miles roundtrip to a waterfall.

Meet our new USFS contact

Thursday, May 5, 2022 Trip Type: Social    Full Details   

Come out and meet Jeremy Evans, USFS, joining to the Eastern Divide Region from Mt. Hood, Oregon. He is our Forest Service contact for our area of the Appalachian Trail on the GWJeff National Forests

War Spur Trail trailwork with SAWS

Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 Trip Type: Worktrip    Full Details   

We are teaming up with the Sothern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) to tackle some big blowdowns on the War Spur Trail (near Mountain Lake). Since it is Wilderness we'll be using cross-cut saws

Hiker Happy Hour / Rising Silo Brewery

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022 Trip Type: Social    Full Details   

A chance to connect and catch-up. The VT Science on Tap event is also happening with Brandon Jutras talking about of Lyme disease in the NRV.

Pearisburg Trail Maintenance Training

Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 Trip Type: Worktrip    Full Details   

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is putting on a workshop to train volunteers for trail maintenance.

Cascades Falls Trail Hike

Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 Trip Type: Dayhike    Full Details   

Come join us on a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon to the Cascades, all at a laid-back, at your own pace!

Angel's Rest Hike

Sunday, Apr 17, 2022 Trip Type: Dayhike    Full Details   

Come hike Angel's Rest this Sunday and enjoy the nice views.

The Big Event

Saturday, Apr 9, 2022 Trip Type: Special Event    Full Details   

The Big Event is almost here! Join OCVT in volunteering in the local Blacksburg community! Click this link to register with our team: https://registration.vtbigevent.org/signup/index/joingroup/code/2D82A-00224

Bald Knob Sunset Hike

Sunday, Apr 3, 2022 Trip Type: Dayhike    Full Details   

As the spring weather gets closer let's hike up to Bald Knob to watch the sunset!

Groundhog Trail to AT worktrip

Saturday, Mar 26, 2022 Trip Type: Worktrip    Full Details   

Going up on the Groundhog trail to cut back growth onto the trail and clear any trees that may have fallen

Pine Swamp - Saturday

Saturday, Mar 19, 2022 Trip Type: Worktrip    Full Details   

Appalachian Trail work trip. Removing trees and limbs that have fallen in trail.

Orienteering at Heritage Park

Thursday, Mar 17, 2022 Trip Type: Other    Full Details   

Blue Ridge Orienteering Club are hosting an orienteering event in Heritage Park, with courses suitable for beginners and experienced orienteers

Pine Swamp - Sunday

Sunday, Mar 13, 2022 Trip Type: Worktrip    Full Details   

Appalachian Trail work trip.

Kick-off Spring Break Backpacking

Friday, Mar 4, 2022 Trip Type: Backpacking    Full Details   

Friday afternoon - Monday noon Backpacking trip on Peter's Mountain, Giles County 45 minute drive / 16 miles of hiking over 2.5 days


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