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Join the GATC

Participating in the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club (GATC) allows you to combine passion, recreation, and stewardship.

Membership is open to everyone who shares the Club's commitment to the Appalachian Trail and is interested in the club's activities.

We desire to build an active membership, so if you have a passion for the outdoors, a desire to join our trail maintenance efforts and activities, or simply want to support our efforts to advocate, preserve and maintain the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, JOIN THE GEORGIA APPALACHIAN TRAIL CLUB!.

Becoming A Member

There are three types of membership:

  • Individual Membership for those 18 years of age or older
  • Joint Membership for those 18 years of age or older (two members at the same household address)
  • Junior Membership for those 14-17 years of age

 To become a Member, please complete the


(If you are not comfortable applying online, complete and mail this Member Application form.)

The Guide for New Members can be
downloaded by clicking here.

For additional information or questions, contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (The membership committee does its best to respond quickly, but please plan for a response time of 3-5 days and plan accordingly for upcoming activities and orientations.)

Orientations are held for interested  new members, and they are open to anyone considering joining that would like more information first.  You can register to attend an orientation at

Become A Friend of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia

Joining the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club requires a commitment. Perhaps you would like to support the club, but you don't have the time or interest to participate in club activities. Or, perhaps you live too far way to actively participate. You can still support the club by becoming a Friend of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. This is an annually-renewable donation. You receive a nice full-color sticker, suitable for window or bumper, that lets you proudly show off your association with the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club. Your donation will support our trail maintenance and other activities. This is intended as an annual donation, but we do not do automatic renewals. You must renew each year, if you choose to do so, but you get a new sticker each year too.  

To become a Friend, please complete the


On the next page, be sure to select the option to join as a Friend.


Donate to the Appalachian Trail in Georgia

If you want to do a one-time donation, or donate more or less than the cost for a Friend's donation, we also offer that option. Donations of $100 or more may be directed to a designated category, such as Trail Maintenance or Conservation. Your tax-deductible donation toward our work will be gratefully accepted. Click here to make a donation.