As the only national voice for hiking, American Hiking Society envisions a world where every American has permanent access to a hiking trail
American Hiking works 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.
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American Hiking is stoked to announce our 2019 class of NextGen Trail Leaders. Over the year, these inspiring stars will champion diversity in the outdoors and fight to protect our public lands.
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Protecting Trails: Current News and Issues
American Hiking Launches 2019 NextGen Trail Leaders The second class of AHS NextGen Trail Leaders brings together rising stars in the outdoor community from all walks of life and across the country. With AHS, NextGen Trail Leaders will champion diversity…Read More
Registration Now Open for Hike the Hill 2019 Early Bird Registration Ends January 14 Register Now! Now in its 21st year, Hike the Hill® is a joint effort between the American Hiking Society and the Partnership for the National Trails System, bringing trail advocates from across…Read More
Embarking on a backcountry adventure can be one of the most rewarding experiences. When all the planning, anticipation, and physical effort culminate in awe-inspiring views, you receive a feeling of escape not available in the front country. While one of…Read More