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.
Summer 2021 Programs
Chanterelle Mushroom Hunt - $7
Tu, Jul. 27, 1:00 p.m., Location: Participants to be called week of event
"Golden chanterelles" are one of the most well known wild mushrooms. They are sought after by chefs and foodies due to their delicate flavor, which some describe as "mildly peppery". Ranging in color from yellow to deep orange, golden chanterelles are easy to spot in the summer forest. The deadline to register is July 20.
Chicken of the Woods Mushroom Hunt - $7
Tu, Aug. 31, 1:00 p.m., Location: Participants to be called week of event
Southwest Virginia mushroom hunting season does not have to strictly be confined to the spring months looking for morels. The late summer and fall months are an ideal time to find chicken of the woods mushrooms. Never heard of them? These mushrooms are so named because "they taste like chicken"! The deadline to register is August 24.
High Bridge Trail Hike - $15
Th, Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Farmville, VA
High Bridge Trail is 31 miles long and ideally suited for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. Once a rail bed, this trail is wide, level, and generally flat. Its finely crushed limestone surface and dimensions make it easy to enjoy. The park's centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge, which is more than 2,400 feet long and 125 feet above the Appomattox River. It is the longest recreational bridge in Virginia and among the longest in the United States. High Bridge is a Virginia Historic Landmark, and is also on the National Register of Historic Places. The trail is a National Recreation Trail recognizing exemplary trails of local and regional significance, connecting people to nature and to our shared history and culture. Lunch is on your own at The Fishin' Pig, a Memphis style BBQ joint. This hike is Level I, and we will cover approximately two miles. The deadline to register is September 16.
We will depart from the Montgomery County Government Center at 8:30 a.m. and return at 5:00 p.m.