Empowering all to enjoy, share, and preserve the hiking experience.
1. We Are Hikers
We share our love of hiking. We achieve our mission through uniting the diverse hiking community.
2. Hiking Matters
We believe in hiking’s transformative power: It boosts mental and physical health, engenders respect for ourselves and our surroundings, and creates and strengthens a sense of community.
3. Trails Are for Everyone
We believe that everyone should feel welcome as a hiker on all trails. Hiking offers low-threshold access to a positive outdoor social activity available to all.
4. We Share the Trail
We collaborate with partners that complement our strengths and weaknesses, rather than competing. We convene, amplify, and lead, rather than direct.
5. Hiking Inspires Sustainability
We protect the places we love. Because hiking directly engages hikers with their surroundings, it invites deeper personal connections with that land, leading to a commitment to care and advocate for its health and preservation.