Appalachian Trail Histories

Members of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC), Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (RATC), and the Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club (NBATC) on a group hike to McAfee Knob, October 1935.

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Postcard image of McAfee Knob in Virginia. Image is undated, but attire of the men in the image indicates pre-World War II, and likely 1930s. McAfee Knob is one of the most visited and iconic locations on the Appalachian Trail and is located near Roanoke, Virginia.

Collection: Iconic Locations
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Postcard image of a large group of hikers on Virginia's iconic McAfee Knob, circa 1930s. At this time the Knob was not part of the Appalachian Trail.

Collection: Iconic Locations

Built in 1989 by the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club, the Campbell Shelter is just to the north of the very popular McAfee Knob.

Collection: Trail Shelters