Hiking Resources

Get the information you need to feel confident on your next hike.

Find a trail for your next adventure.

Annie Spratt

Tips for your next hike.

Lionello Delpiccolo

Read current hiking news.

iStock

Find a local recreation or conservation group.

Jamison Sliger

Hikes Near You

Find the perfect hike for you!

Joel Cross

American Hiking Society has partnered with the Hiking Project to help you find trails and featured hikes you’ll love. The Hiking Project is a crowd-sourced platform, which means that all trails are shared by hikers like you. If you don’t see trails near you now, keep checking back. And better yet, why not share your favorite local hikes?

Trail Ratings:

  Easy: walking with no obstacles and low grades

  Easy/Intermediate

  Intermediate: 10% grade, small rocks and roots, easy scrambling

  Intermediate/Difficult

  Difficult: 15% grade, large obstacles, possible scrambling or climbing

  Extremely Difficult: 20% grade, 15+" obstacles, many harder sections

 

Featured Hikes:

Sometimes it's hard to pick the perfect hike right off the map. Browse through Hiking Project's highest rated hikes to see which trails other hikers are ranting and raving about.

Download the Trail Info:

take the info with you on your next hike. Download the maps and trail info to your mobile device for offline use. Remember to pin the trails before you leave cell service.

Give to American Hiking Society Today

Help build and maintain hiking trails, conserve America’s natural landscapes, build a more inclusive outdoors, and ensure that tomorrow’s hiking experience is even better than today’s. Your gift makes you part of a growing hiking community helping to protect the places you love to hike.

Hiking 101

Tips for your next hike.

Lionello Delpiccolo

American Hiking Society Blog

group of hikers wearing Latino Outdoors shirts smile for a selfie photo in a meadow.

2023 National Trails Day Grant Recipients Announced

American Hiking Society, with support from Moosejaw, is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2023 National Trails Day® micro-grant program. The grant is designed to reduce barriers for underrepresented communities to participate in meaningful events in celebration of the 31st annual American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Three events…

Read More

How Volunteer Vacations Connect Us With Each Other

Joining a Volunteer Vacation is often rewarding on its own, but it can also be an excellent opportunity to make new friendships with like-minded people. Whether you’re removing fallen logs or clearing brush from trails, it’s not so much about the activity as it is about doing collective good alongside others who share common goals…

Read More
A hikerin in black shorts and a light long sleeve shirt stands with arms lifted high to celebrate stands on a cliff edge above a body of water.

How to Celebrate National Trails Day

How to Celebrate National Trails Day® This post is brought to you by National Trails Day® Exclusive Apparel Sponsor AKHG™ by Duluth Trading Co. National Trails Day® provides the perfect opportunity to set off on a local trail with others in your community. Join the nationwide movement to give back to trails and build a…

Read More
American Hiking Society's National Trails Day wordmark over lay on gravel trail winding through flowering bushes near a coastline as the sun sets.

National Trails Day® Celebration to Improve Trails and Communities

People in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and beyond will come together on June 3, 2023, to celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, an annual event dedicated to promoting and advocating for the preservation and enjoyment of America’s vast network of trails. National Trails Day® brings together hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, paddlers,…

Read More
Three hikes gaze at a large body of water from the tree line atop cliffs above the water.

Volunteer Vacations: Beyond the Project Work

How to enjoy the scenery in your downtime, Utilize what previous VV participants did to explore on off-days Volunteer Vacations are focused on completing trail maintenance projects on public lands, but throughout the week, there is always time for volunteers to rest and explore the local area. From nearby hiking trails, to historical towns and…

Read More

Letter for the Record: House Natural Resources, Federal Lands Subcommittee Hearing: Examining the Implementation of the Great American Outdoors Act and the Growing National Park Service Deferred Maintenance Backlog

On behalf of American Hiking Society (AHS) and the 57 million strong hiking community we write in support of the impact that the Great American Outdoors Act National Parks and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund (LRF) has had in improving outdoor recreation and public lands access for hikers across the country.

Read More

Athletic Brewing Co. Expands Support for Trails Nationwide

There’s nothing quite like the joy of exploring a new trail and experiencing the beauty of nature. But with more people hitting the trails than ever before, it’s crucial these natural spaces are protected and preserved for future generations. That’s why Athletic Brewing Company’s Two for the Trails program is such a game-changer–by donating a…

Read More

194 Trail Organizations and Partners Voice Support for Federal Trail Funding (House of Representatives)

On behalf of American Hiking Society and the millions of trail users our 194 collective organizations represent who spend their time, money and energy to get out on trails for recreation, health and wellness, and to volunteer, we provide testimony on the importance of adequately funding our nation’s trails and public lands to ensure access for all.

Read More

Alliance of Hiking Organizations

Find your local recreation or conservation group.

Jamison Sliger

American Hiking Society's Alliance of Hiking Organizations is a network of trail groups, hiking clubs, land trusts and other organizations working to promote and protect hiking trails, trail lands, and the hiking experience. American Hiking Society and its Alliance are the primary force in pressing for increased funding for trails and protecting places special to hikers.

Learn about organizational membership benefits and join the Alliance today.

You may sort our list of Alliance members below by any column, by clicking on the up/down arrows in  the header.

Organization Name City State Website Membership Type
Adirondack Forty-SixersPlattsburghNYhttp://www.adk46er.orgAlliance, BRONZE
American Endurance Ride ConferenceAuburnCAhttp://www.aerc.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Arizona Trail AssociationTucsonAZhttp://www.aztrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Bay Area Ridge Trail CouncilSan FranciscoCAhttp://www.ridgetrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Benton MacKaye Trail AssociationCherry LogGAhttp://www.bmta.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Blue Ridge Bartram Trail ConservancyFranklinNChttp://ncbartramtrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Bob Marshall Wilderness FoundationHungry HorseMThttp://www.bmwf.org/Alliance, SILVER
Border Route Trail Association, IncEdinaMNhttp://www.borderroutetrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Camp TuscazoarZoarvilleOHhttp://www.tuscazoar.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Capital Stick KickersDelmarNYcapitalstickkickers@gmail.comAlliance, BRONZE
Carolina Mountain ClubAshevilleNChttp://www.carolinamtnclub.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Carteret County Wildlife ClubHavelockNChttps://www.carteretwildlifeclub.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Cayuga Trails ClubIthacaNYhttp://www.cayugatrailsclub.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Champlain Area TrailsWestportNYhttp://www.champlainareatrails.com/Alliance, BRONZE
Chinook Trail AssociationVancouverWAhttp://www.chinooktrails.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Clean Trails / National CleanUp DayDenverCOhttps://www.cleantrails.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Columbia Land ConservancyChathamNYhttps://clctrust.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Connecticut Forest & Park AssociationRockfallCThttp://www.ctwoodlands.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Cuyahoga Valley Trails CouncilPeninsulaOHhttp://www.cvtrailscouncil.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Dolan Springs Trails SystemDolan SpringsAZhttp://www.dolanspringschamberofcommerce.com/Alliance, BRONZE
EpicLexingtonKYAlliance, BRONZE
Finger Lakes Trail Conference, Inc.Mt. MorrisNYhttp://www.fingerlakestrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Friends of Blackwater, Inc.ThomasWVhttp://www.saveblackwater.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Friends of Cloudland Canyon State ParkTrentonGAhttp://friendsofcloudlandcanyon.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Friends of Congaree SwampColumbiaSChttp://www.friendsofcongaree.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Friends of Don Carter State ParkGainesvilleGAhttp://gastateparks.org/doncarterAlliance, BRONZE
Friends of Government CanyonSan AntonioTXhttps://friendsofgovernmentcanyon.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Friends of PanthertownCashiersNChttp://www.panthertown.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Friends of the Columbia GorgePortlandORhttp://www.gorgefriends.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Gallatin Valley Land TrustBozemanMThttp://www.gvlt.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Great Shasta Rail Trail AssociationMcCloudCAhttps://www.greatshastarailtrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Gwynns Falls Trail CouncilBaltimoreMDhttp://www.gwynnsfallstrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Headwaters Trail SystemThree ForksMThttps://www.threeforksmontana.us/Alliance, SILVER
Horse-Shoe Trail ConservancySoutheasternPAhttp://hstrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Idaho Trails AssociationBoiseIDhttp://www.idahotrailsassociation.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Klickitat Trail ConservancyLyleWAhttp://klickitat-trail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Lone Star Hiking Trail ClubTomballTXhttp://www.lshtclub.comAlliance, BRONZE
Louisiana Hiking ClubBaton RougeLAhttp://hikelouisiana.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Mohonk PreserveNew PaltzNYhttps://www.mohonkpreserve.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail ClubLynchburgVApresident@nbatc.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Nature Trust of the Santa Monica MountainsMalibuCAhttp://www.naturetrust.net/Alliance, BRONZE
Navajo YESTeec Nos PosAZhttp://www.navajoyes.org/Alliance, BRONZE
NC High Peaks Trail Assoc.BurnsvilleNChttp://www.nchighpeaks.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Newburyport ParksNewburyportMAhttp://newburyportparks.org/index.htmlAlliance, SILVER
Norfolk Land TrustNorfolkCThttp://norfolklandtrust.orgAlliance, BRONZE
North Country Trail Association IncorporatedLowellMIhttp://www.northcountrytrail.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Northwest Youth CorpsEugeneORhttp://www.northwestyouthcorps.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Orinda Hiking ClubOrindaCAhttp://www.orindahiking.org/index.htmlAlliance, BRONZE
Pacific Crest Trail AssociationSacramentoCAhttp://www.pcta.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Palmetto Conservation Foundation - Palmetto TrailColumbiaSChttp://www.palmettoconservation.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Pennsylvania Parks & Forests FoundationCamp HillPAhttp://www.paparksandforests.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Red Lodge Hiking ClubColumbusMTAlliance, BRONZE
Rocky Mountain Field InstituteColorado SpringsCOhttp://www.rmfi.orgAlliance, BRONZE
San Diego River Park FoundationSan DiegoCAhttp://www.sandiegoriver.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Smoky Mountains Hiking ClubKnoxvilleTNhttp://www.smhclub.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Superior Hiking Trail AssociationTwo HarborsMNhttp://www.shta.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Tahoe Rim Trail AssociationStatelineNVhttp://www.tahoerimtrail.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Teaneck Creek ConservancyTeaneckNJhttp://www.teaneckcreek.org/Alliance, BRONZE
The Niagara Hiking CompanyNiagara FallsNYhttp://www.hikeniagara.comAlliance, BRONZE
Trail CenterPalo AltoCAhttp://www.trailcenter.orgAlliance, BRONZE
TrailBlissSammamishWAhttp://www.trailbliss.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Trinidad Coastal Land TrustTrinidadCAhttps://www.trinidadcoastallandtrust.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Victor Hiking Trails, Inc.VictorNYhttp://www.victorhikingtrails.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Visit MississippiJacksonMShttp://www.visitmississippi.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Wild Basin Creative Research CenterAustinTXhttp://www.wildbasin.org