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Membership Requirements:

Any person of good moral character, and in agreement with the objectives and purposes of the club shall be eligible for membership as a regular member if 18 years of age or older, or as a junior member if 12 through 17 years of age.

To become a member of the Trails Club, prospective members must within one year:

Complete an active published scheduled trip such as a 4 mile hike or snowshoe.
Visit at least one of our lodges on a scheduled and published opening.
Get 2 sponsoring members to sign the membership application.
Once all requirements have been met the membership application must be submitted along with the application fee and first years dues to the Trails Club board by mailing it to the club PO box. Please fill out and sign the application completely. Junior members may apply at the age of 12.

Membership application forms are available here.

Dues (as of 1/1/2016)

Membership Dues are $50 per year.
Dues for additional family members at the same address are $30 per year.
Dues for seniors (65+) are $30 per year.
Dues for Junior members (12-17) are $5 per year.

The new member’s initiation fee is $15 per person ($5 for juniors).

Club Principles

For safety and practical reasons, and to avoid possible ill feelings, alcoholic beverages, pets, and political or sectarian demonstrations are not permitted at Trails Club activities or lodges. It is expected, of course, that persons participating in hikes will be physically able and properly equipped to enjoy them.

The committees that plan and direct club activities are under the supervision of the elected Board of Trustees. All club officers and committee members are non-paid volunteers.

Hike and Trip Fees:

All day trips have a fee of $1.00 for members and $2.00 for non-members.

Carpooling is practiced with a suggested donation of $.10 – $0.15 per mile to the driver, with a limit of $.20 – $0.30 per mile for all riders in a car.

Group camping trips have a fee, and deposits are required.