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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Protecting Trails: Current News and Issues
AHS Statement for Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing on Deferred Maintenance Needs and Potential Solutions
The Honorable Lisa Murkowski The Honorable Joe Manchin Chairman …Read More
America’s only museum dedicated to hiking history, the Appalachian Trail Museum, unveiled five new exhibits this spring. HikaNation was a 14-month group trek from San Francisco, CA, to Cape Henlopen State Park, DE, in 1980-1981 sponsored by Backpacker magazine, the…Read More
Overview Various communities have historically experienced and are still experiencing systemic barriers to outdoor recreation, including hiking. These communities include but are not limited to people of color, those who identify as LGBTQIA-2, the differently-abled, those who identify as female,…Read More
Overview Over the past two years, American Hiking Society (AHS) has transitioned its leadership and transformed its Mission, Vision, and Values statements and is in the process of finalizing its 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. As a result, AHS has…Read More