As the only national voice for hiking, American Hiking Society envisions a world where every American has permanent access to a hiking trail

Advocate

We work with Congress, Federal agencies, and partners on policy issues and legislation to ensure funding for trails, preservation of natural areas, and protection of the hiking experience.

Volunteer

Trails don't maintain themselves. Individuals of any age and experience level can become trail stewards. Give back to the trails you love, meet new people, and enjoy the experience!

Explore

Feel confident when you set out on your next trail adventure. Check out our free hiking resources like tips for hiking with families, gear checklists, finding the best trail for you, and more.

American Hiking launches NextGen Trail Leader Program

American Hiking is excited to announce the first class of NextGen Trail Leaders who will be the voice of young hikers and speak out to elected officials and the public on the need to protect public lands and to expand and preserve trail access. These five individuals are rising stars in the outdoor community from all walks of life and across the country. Follow @AmericanHiking on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to follow their adventure.
Patrick Hendry

With the support of our members, sponsors, and partners, American Hiking has improved trail access for millions of Americans.

We've Mobilized
Trail Volunteers
We've Facilitated
Miles of Trail Maintenance & Construction
Volunteers Have Contributed
$ Million
in Volunteer Labor

Every day, numerous threats encroach upon the more than 200,000 miles of trails crisscrossing America. Join American Hiking Society and help protect your favorite trails today and for future generations.

Build a Legacy

Work hard, get dirty, dig deep...and feel immensely rewarded.

Protecting Trails: Current News and Issues

Statement of Support-HR 6510- Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act

PDF version of letter   The Honorable Rob Bishop                                                        The Honorable Raúl Grijalva…

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Coast Redwoods #1 Travel Destination: Plan your trip!

Lonely Planet named their top 10 U.S. travel destinations for the year. Can you guess what claimed the number one spot? …Drumroll please… It’s the coast redwood range! (external link) We couldn’t be happier that Lonely Planet is sharing what Save the Redwoods League has known for 100 years:…

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FY19 Trails Funding Letter (HR 6147)- 8/16/18

The House and Senate have both passed legislation funding the Department of the Interior. American Hiking Society, Back Country Horsemen of America, American Trails, and the Partnership for the National Trails System sent the letter below to Congress providing recommendations…

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My Journey in the Outdoor Industry (So Far)

In order to explain and emphasize the importance of what being a NextGen Trail Leader means to me, I must first take you on a journey of how I started my career in the outdoor industry. I started my outdoor…

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