Four events will receive $4,000 to organize events for underrepresented communities. Silver Spring, MD –  American Hiking, with financial support from the U.S. Forest Service, is proud to announce the recipients of the first-of-its-kind National Trails Day® Community Grant. The grant is designed to reduce barriers for underrepresented communities to organize meaningful events in celebration…

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2022 National Trails Day® Community Grant Joshua Woroniecki American Hiking, with support from the U.S. Forest Service, is proud to announce the first-of-its-kind National Trails Day® Community Grant. The grant is designed to reduce barriers for underrepresented communities to organize meaningful events in celebration of the 30th annual American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® on…

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We will be constructing a new hiker only trail on the Mount Ben Preserve located on San Juan Island. The Preserve straddles the southern shoulder of the Island’s highest ridge – Mount Dallas. The trail climbs approximately 450 vertical feet and is .75 mile in length with potential to connect to other trails in the…

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SILVER SPRING, MD- June 28, 2016 –American Hiking Society (AHS) is proud to announce The North Face awarded a 2016 Explore Fund grant in support of Volunteer Vacations, a trail stewardship program that engages individuals, families, and communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation of America’s hiking trails and public lands. “We are thrilled that…

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The votes are in, and the winners of the $25,000 Michelob ULTRA Superior Trails grants are ICE AGE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL and CONTINENTAL DIVIDE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL. Congratulations to both of the winners, and a big thanks to you for showing your support for local trails. The Ice Age Trail Alliance will use the grant…

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SILVER SPRING, MD – July 22, 2015 –With the launch of the Michelob Ultra Superior Trails grant program, American Hiking Society and Michelob Ultra have teamed up to grant two trail organizations $25,000 each to help build and maintain superior hiking trails. Each grant will help address the colossal maintenance backlogs in two of the…

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Thank you for your interest in Volunteer Vacations! There are three ways to sign up for an upcoming trip:

  1. Register Online: Narrow down your trip selection by date, state, difficulty level, or accommodations by using the dropdowns above. Or click the FIND TRIP button above to view a chronological listing of upcoming trips.  Fill out the registration form on the event page to submit your registration electronically. (If registering with a credit card with an international address, please contact us at 800-972-8608 ext. 704)
  2. Register by Mail: Download the 2017 Volunteer Vacations Registration Form, fill out, and submit to: AHS Volunteer Vacations, 8605 Second Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  3. Register by Phone: Call toll free at (800) 972-8608 ext. 704 to register or if you would like assistance selecting a trip, or have additional questions.