Hike the Hill®

Sunday, February 10 to Thursday, February 14, 2019

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 22nd 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.

Hotel Reservation Information

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

Double Room / Single Room
Saturday, February 9th – $109+tax (single/double) // $139 (triple)
Sunday, February 10th – $109+tax (single/double) // $139 (triple)
Monday, February 11th – $109+tax (single/double) // $139 (triple)
Tuesday, February 12th – $139 (single/double)/$169 (triple)
Wednesday, February 13th – $139 (single/double)/$169 (triple)
Thursday, February 14th – $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 18th.

Hike the Hill 2019 Preliminary Schedule

Saturday, February 9
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 10 (Attendance Highly Recommended for Hike the Hill® Participants)
Issue briefings from federal agencies and partners (Washington Plaza Hotel)

Advocacy Overview and Legislative Updates (Washington Plaza Hotel)

(Open to all) Participation in issue briefing and advocacy overview is highly encouraged if attending Hike the Hill®

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

Tuesday, February 12
Agency and Group Hill Meetings–Schedules TBA

Reception at REI- 5:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, February 13
Agency and Group Hill Meetings–Schedules TBA
Policy Wrap Up Discussion (Washington Plaza Hotel)

Thursday, February 14
Other meetings as needed, if necessary

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.

Registration

Hike the Hill 2019 offline registration or register online below.

*** 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 $210 early bird price ($259 after Jan. 14( 

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 PNTS 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 $134 early bird ($184 after Jan. 14)

On Sunday PNTS 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 $50

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).

To register please click on the REGISTER button below.

*Early Bird Registration Ends January 14 and Prices Will Increase*

David Rosehill