Mountain Trekkers Walking Club
Join us for some great fun, good exercise and an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors! A chance to learn about the area in which we live, both legend and folklore. The walks are easy to moderate in terrain and 2-4 miles in length. New club participants must participate in a Level I walk for assessment and to establish level of participation. Check out our seasonal offerings online or in our brochure, then register (online or by printing this form and mailing it).
Assessing the right walk for you can enhance your experience out on the trail.
- Level I: Leisurely stroll. Participants at this level will be exercising by walking a couple of miles, stretching their legs and looking to get outdoors for fresh air and sunshine. Trail consists of flat or gradual terrain and typically a paved or groomed surface.
- Level II: Moderate exercise. Explore nature off the beaten path by stepping over trail obstacles with root and rock outcroppings, climb and descend moderate uneven terrain and know your personal limitations. Walking shoes with a cleaved sole are required for this level walk.
- Level III: Heart pumping exercise. Participants in good physical condition and are capable of maneuvering rough, uneven terrain along with elevation gains, loose surface material should be expected. High top hiking boots or a shoe with ankle support and cleaved sole is required for this level hike.
Winter/Spring 2021 Programs
Heritage Park Hike - $12
Thur, Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Heritage Park - meet at the Gateway Trailhead Parking Lot off Meadowbrook Dr.
Join us for a leisurely hike around the rolling meadows and trails of the former Brown Farm, now known as Heritage Park. We will space ourselves out and enjoy the outdoors. After our hike, hot clam chowder will be provided by Professional Catering. The deadline to register is December 15. Level I
Deerfield Hike - $7
Thur, Feb. 25, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Deerfield Trail
The Deerfield Trail is an easy walk along the banks of Toms Creek. This paved trail will take us through open meadows and hardwood stands of trees. Light snacks will be provided. Parking is right off Toms Creek Road, 1/2 mile past the Blacksburg Dog Park. Take a right onto Deerfield Dr. The deadline to register is February 23. Level I
Eastern Montgomery Wildflower Hike - $14
Thur, Apr. 22, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Eastern Montgomery Park
Get out and shake off the winter blues while we look for the first wildflowers popping up. This hike takes us along the South Fork of the Roanoke River. Lunch will be provided after the hike while we physical distance under the picnic shelter. The deadline to register is April 20. Level I