Hike the Hill®

Saturday, February 8 to Thursday, February 13, 2020

Washington, D.C.

Hike the Hill® is a joint effort by
American Hiking Society and the Partnership for the National Trails System

Now in its 23rd year, Hike the Hill® is a joint effort between the American Hiking Society and the Partnership for the National Trails System aimed at increasing congressional and federal agency leader awareness of funding and other needs that sustain trails and public lands, including the National Trails System. Each February, trail partners and organizations from across the nation head to Washington, D.C. to discuss legislation, current policies, and goals with federal partners, congressmen or their staff, and fellow trail organizations.

 

Registration (Form Below)

*Registration Deadline February 3*

*** There are 4 different registration options for Hike the Hill. Please review the registration types carefully to ensure you are registering for the intended days.***

1. Saturday PNTS meeting w/ lunch + Sunday PNTS Briefing + Hike the Hill Mon-Thurs-$259

On Saturday the Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) will host a board meeting (limited to PNTS members organizations only). (Registration covers administrative fees, lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments). On Sunday we will hold a briefing from agency partners and a presentation on issues to be discussed during Hike the Hill. (Open to all participants) (Registration covers administrative fees, lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments)

2. *Recommended*- Sunday Agency and Issue Briefings + Hike the Hill Mon-Thurs-$184

On Sunday we will hold a briefing from agency partners and a presentation on issues to be discussed during Hike the Hill. (Open to all participants) (Registration covers administrative fees, lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments)

3. Hike the Hill Mon-Thurs; NO Sat or Sun briefings $75

On Monday-Thursday Hike the Hill participants will attend a reception and have the opportunity to schedule congressional and agency meetings (meetings not guaranteed as part of registration). (Hike the Hill registration costs cover reception, administrative costs, and a pre-Hike the hill legislative webinar)

4. Federal Employees (Multiple options based on Sat/Sun attendance and option to purchase lunch)

*Federal Employees* Please register to indicate attendance on Saturday or Sunday. NO REGISTRATION FEE FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES. If you would like to join us for lunch a cost of $20 per day is required (please select that option from the drop down).

Fill out my online form.

Hike the Hill 2020 offline registration form here.

Hike the Hill 2020 Preliminary Schedule

January 22, 3pm EST (Pre-Hike the Hill)

Pre-Hike the Hill Webinar (Recorded Webinar will be available)

Saturday, February 8
PNTS Business Meetings – PNTS board and Trail Leaders Council meeting, open to leaders from national scenic and historic trail organizations (Washington Plaza Hotel)

Sunday, February 9 (Participation Highly Recommended for all Hike the Hill® Participants)
Issue briefings from federal agencies and partners (Washington Plaza Hotel)

Advocacy Overview and Legislative Updates (Washington Plaza Hotel)

Participation in issue briefing and advocacy overview is highly encouraged if attending Hike the Hill®

Gary Werner Retirement Celebration- Sunday Evening- (Additional Cost)

Monday, February 10
Agency and Group Hill Meetings–Schedules TBA

Tuesday, February 11
Agency and Group Hill Meetings–Schedules TBA

Party at REI DC Flagship- 5:30pm-7:30pm (Tentative Location)

Wednesday, February 12
Agency and Group Hill Meetings–Schedules TBA
Policy Wrap Up Discussion- 5:30-7:30pm (Washington Plaza Hotel)

Thursday, February 13
Other meetings as needed, if necessary

Trails Move People Convening (contact Mike Passo, American Trails, [email protected])

Schedule Notes
This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to change.

It is not too early to begin to request meetings with your Congressional delegations.

It is important to realize that as at most conferences, invariably attendees have to make a choice between conflicting activities/meetings. Due to the last-minute changes and availability of federal agency partners and elected officials, many meetings will be subject to last-minute changes in time and venue.

Hotel Reservation Information

A room block is reserved at the Washington Plaza Hotel. Rates are as follows:

Double Room / Single Room

Friday, February 7th– $109+tax (single/double)// $139 (triple)

Saturday, February 8th – $109+tax (single/double) // $139 (triple)
Sunday, February 9th – $109+tax (single/double) // $139 (triple)
Monday, February 10th – $139+tax (single/double) // $169 (triple)
Tuesday, February 11th – $139 (single/double)/$169 (triple)
Wednesday, February 12th – $139 (single/double)/$169 (triple)
Thursday, February 13th – $139 (single/double)/$169 (triple)

To make reservations at these rates, please call the Washington Plaza Hotel at (202) 842-1300 and mention “Hike the Hill” when booking, or register online here.

To receive these discounted rates, reservations must be made no later than Friday, January 17th.

David Rosehill