Triple Cities Hiking Club

Hiking the Greater Binghamton, NY Area and Beyond

Founded in 1947

Driving and/or hiking conditions can sometimes be unpredictable and it may be necessary for the Hike Leader to alter hike plans. In the event of questionable conditions, prior to leaving home, please be sure to check your email for a TCHC Google group announcement,

and/or contact the Hike Leader for current hike status information.

(Click HERE for definition of terms used in the TCHC Hike Calendar)

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  • New / Renewal MEMBERSHIPS ($5 per year per Household, Jan 1 to Dec 31 / $50 lifetime available for those 50 and older)

  • PATCHES and STICKERS ($2 per patch / $2 per adhesive-backed stickers)

  • T-SHIRTS ($15 and $20) and HATS ($15)

  • DINNER Meetings


Printable Membership Form for Payment by mail:

  • New / Renewal MEMBERSHIPS ($5 per year per Household, Jan 1 to Dec 31 / $50 lifetime available for those 50 and older)

  • TCHC Patches and Stickers -- $2 per patch / $2 per adhesive-backed stickers

Please mail order form and payment to -- TCHC, PO Box 22, Johnson City, NY 13790

Questions about your TCHC membership status ?

Has your email or mailing address / phone number changed recently ?

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  • 12 different hikes / over 40 miles of hiking in various Broome County

State Parks, County Parks, Town Parks, and Nature Preserves

  • View the WBNG-TV "Around the Tiers" show as newscaster Julia Laude works on completing her Broome County Hiking Challenge !



  • Access to Albums and Videos from many of our hikes

  • Instructions for Adding YOUR photos to the albums !


  • Welcome / Information for New Hikers, including a description of our types of hikes !

  • Hiker Guidelines

  • Carpooling locations (if stated in hike calendar entry) and directions

Info on local hiking and X-Country Skiing and more !

  • "Recreational Trails of Broome and Tioga Counties", 2nd edition, 2002, a guidebook by Club Member Don Powell

  • Finger Lakes Trail and How to Order FLT maps

  • Cross Country ski areas

Other topics:

  • Hiker Safety

  • Leave No Trace

  • TCHC Cookbook of Recipes

  • Lists of local, regional, and national "hiking" organizations


The TCHC is a proud member of these fine organizations, and we invite you to please consider

taking out your own 'individual' memberships with them:

The FLT runs 585 miles across NY's southern tier, from Allegany State Park to Slide Mtn in the Catskills. The TCHC is proud to maintains over 30 miles of this trail on FLT Maps M24-M26, from Bowman Lake State Park to Bainbridge, NY in eastern Chenango County.

While on the FLT website, be sure to visit the FLT's Interactive Map and "Trail Conditions" notices.

The Waterman Center is located in Apalachin, NY and managers multiple natural areas in Tioga and Broome Counties

Salt Springs State Park is located near Montrose, Pa


  • Forms and Info

    • Spreadsheet for tracking hours / logging trail issues

    • FLT Limited Use Volunteer Application

    • DEC Trail Maintainer Registration Form (for trail stewards)

    • DEC Trail Maintainer Registration Form (for people temporarily helping out)

    • Who to Contact for DEC-Related Issues

  • Collection of past Hike Schedules - 1947 to the present

  • Archived Dinner Meeting reservation flyers

  • Board and Dinner meeting minutes

  • Dinner Meeting Guidelines for dinner committee

  • Constitution / ByLaws

TCHC History as told in a 1976 Club Newsletter by founder Fessy Washburn

See what the July / Aug 2019 Backpacker Magazine has to say about the TCHC !

Triple Cities Hiking Club presents 2023 ‘First Day' Hikes (WBNG - TV), 12/29/22

About Us:

E-Mail for information:

TCHC Mailing Address: PO Box 22, Johnson City, NY 13790