The Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) was established in 1984. It is the southernmost of 12 regional AMC chapters. Its 2,000 members live mainly in Maryland and northern Virginia as well as in the District of Columbia. Chapter members receive the award-winning “AMC Outdoors” magazine 10 times per year, a chapter newsletter, and other AMC benefits including discounts at AMC facilities and events. Chapter activities include day-hiking, backpacking, paddling, biking and social get-togethers. In addition, the chapter organizes various conservation initiatives and work-days, engages in non-partisan conservation activism, and offers education and leadership opportunities. Members are encouraged to participate in and assist in the management the of the chapter’s activities. Our chapter’s outings are open to the public. Almost all chapter outings do not require AMC membership, although it is encouraged.


Attend the Chapter’s Annual Meeting, November 8!

The meeting will include a vote for a Chapter name change and the election of next year’s Executive Committee officers. See full details here.


We are now a group on The group name is “AMC DC Chapter”. Our chapter events and activities are now listed on Meetup. We encourage members and non-members to join our Meetup group so they can use Meetup to learn about upcoming chapter events. Use this link ( to access our site on Meetup.

Rise to the Summit
Make a Gift for Future Generations

You can share your passion for outdoor recreation and conservation with future generations of hikers, paddlers and other outdoor enthusiasts through a bequest to the Appalachian Mountain Club. If you have already named AMC in your will, please notify us so we can thank you and welcome you to the Summit Society. For information on how to include AMC in your will or to learn about charitable gifts that produce income, contact the Planned Giving Office at 617-391-6609, 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108, or E-mail at:


>The Washington, D.C. Chapter is looking for volunteer event leaders. No previous knowledge or experience required. We will provide necessary training and experience at no cost to volunteers. Interested? Contact: