Protecting the Places You Love to Hike
Advocate for Hiking Spaces + Improve Trails
We envision a world where everyone feels welcome in the American hiking community and has permanent access to meaningful hiking, including urban, frontcountry, and backcountry opportunities.
American Hiking works with Congress, federal agencies, and partners on policy issues and legislation to ensure funding for trails, preservation of public lands, and protection of the hiking experience.
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Latest Stories and Updates
On August 22, we shared a video that included burning sage as an insect deterrent when spending time outdoors. We were alerted by Monserrat Matehuala…Read More
The Great American Outdoors Act, one of the most impactful pieces of conservation and outdoor recreation legislation in decades has become law. Find out what it means for hikers.Read More
The Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act is important to hikers, the broader outdoor recreation community, veteran service organizations, and the environmental community because it will work to expand outdoor access for our veterans.Read More
American Hiking Society Urges House Support of the Great American Outdoors Act. Great American Outdoors Act Addresses Both Full Funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Public Lands Maintenance BacklogRead More