As the only national voice for hiking, American Hiking Society envisions a world where every American has permanent access to a hiking trail

Advocate

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.

Volunteer

Trails don't maintain themselves. Individuals of any age and experience level can become trail stewards. Give back to the trails you love, meet new people, and enjoy the experience!

Explore

Feel confident when you set out on your next trail adventure. Check out our free hiking resources like tips for hiking with families, gear checklists, finding the best trail for you, and more.

With the support of our members, sponsors, and partners, American Hiking has improved trail access for millions of Americans.

We've Mobilized
Trail Volunteers
We've Facilitated
Miles of Trail Maintenance & Construction
Volunteers Have Contributed
$ Million
in Volunteer Labor

Every day, numerous threats encroach upon the more than 200,000 miles of trails crisscrossing America. Join American Hiking Society and help protect your favorite trails today and for future generations.

Alternative Breaks

Make Friends. Make Memories. Make a Difference.

Alternative Breaks are volunteer trail stewardship projects in America’s parks and forests designed specifically for college student groups and young professionals. Part volunteer work project, part kick-back outdoor vacation.

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Protecting Trails: Current News and Issues

American Hiking Seeks Director of Development

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT POSITION SUMMARY American Hiking Society is focused on empowering all to enjoy, share, and preserve the hiking experience. The Director of Development, a full-time, permanent position, creates and implements our strategy for a diverse and integrated fundraising…

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National Trail and Conservation Groups Blast New DOI E-Bike Order

Groups Fear Order Paves Way for Motorization of America’s National Trails, Parks and Public Lands

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Everything You Need to Plan Your Next Redwood Forest Trip

By Save the Redwoods League California’s redwood parks are world-class destinations, offering a chance to look upon the original face of nature. Nowhere else on Earth can you see trees towering as tall as a 37-story building or with footprints…

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Comments on NEPA Forest Service Proposed Rule

AHS writes in opposition to proposed revisions to the U.S. Forest Service’s NEPA proposed rule changes.

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