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
Historic Public Lands Legislation to Become Law Photographer’s Name Every so often Congress overcomes its partisan battles and joins together to enact critical legislation. Today is one of those days! Congress just passed a Public Lands Package (S.47) in nearly…Read More
Hike the Hill® 2019 Wraps-up with Senate Passage of Public Lands Package, including LWCF Photographer’s Name A whirlwind Hike the Hill® just concluded with major victories and breakthroughs on legislation impacting hikers, other trail users, and lovers of public lands.…Read More
American Hiking volunteers, supports, and members came together to help protect the places you love to hike. See the impact by the numbers.Read More