Protecting the Places You Love to Hike
Advocate for Hiking Access + 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.
Calling All Young Outdoor Enthusiasts and Public Lands Advocates
American Hiking Society (AHS) invites applications for its fifth class of NextGen Trail Leaders. With the goal to welcome all into the hiking community and advance public lands advocacy, we’re seeking five individuals, aged 18-40, from across the country who are interested in gaining advocacy experience and be a voice of young hikers for advocacy and stewardship. 2023 will be an important year in outdoor advocacy, and AHS is looking to support new voices to lead the way!
Deadline to apply is December 4, 2022.
2022 Volunteer Vacation Registration is Open
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Latest Stories and Updates
As discussions between the House and Senate are underway to reconcile the FY23 Omnibus Appropriations bill for final passage, and enactment, the trails community requests that final legislation include robust funding for trails, including the preferred funding levels (at a minimum) and report language outlined below.Read More
Layering for a Hike Staying Comfortable in Cooler Temperatures Sponsored by AKHG™ by Duluth Trading Co. the as the Exclusive Apparel Sponsor of National Trails…Read More