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.

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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

National Trails Day®…at Roan Mountain State Park!

It’s that time again—preparations for a very special Saturday in June are underway! And as always, ParksbyNature is so excited about American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, which falls on June 7th this year. It’s a big one: National Trails Day® is the country’s largest celebration of trails. America’s 200,000 miles of trails give us…

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AHS supports Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Xtreme Hikes

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, American Hiking Society attended Washington, DC’s 10th Annual Brewer’s Ball to support Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Xtreme Hike Series.  Part of CFF’s Endurance Sports Challenges, Xtreme Hikes encourage participants to raise money for CFF by getting friends and family to sponsor the participant’s completion of a 10-35 mile hike.  All funds raised directly…

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Partner Blog Launch

American Hiking Society is pleased to announce the launch of a new partner blog.  We will be showcasing the amazing work of our Alliance Organizations and Corporate Partners who support American Hiking Society’s mission to promote and protect the places you love to hike.

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Five Great Hikes Near Washington, DC

American Hiking Society HQ is located just outside of Washington, DC, and AHS staff often get asked the question: “Where are the best places to hike around Washington, DC?” The truth is there are many green spaces in and around DC, and a great many places to hike.  Below is a list of our staff’s…

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Rim Fire Devastates Area Surrounding Yosemite

August 26, 2013 – An enormous wildfire, one of the biggest in California’s history, is ravaging thousands of acres of pristine forest west of Yosemite National Park.  Since August 17, the blaze has engulfed 143,000 acres and continues to grow larger by the day.  At least 2,800 firefighters and a handful of aircraft have been…

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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
Beaver Creek Wetlands AssociationBeavercreekOHhttps://beavercreekwetlands.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Benton County ConservationVintonIAhttps://www.bentoncountyia.gov/departments/community-services/county-conservation/default.aspxAlliance, BRONZE
Benton MacKaye Trail AssociationCherry LogGAhttp://www.bmta.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Blue Ridge Bartram Trail ConservancyFranklinNChttp://ncbartramtrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Blue Ridge Center for Environmental StewardshipHillsboroVAhttps://www.blueridgecenter.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Bob Marshall Wilderness FoundationHungry HorseMThttp://www.bmwf.org/Alliance, SILVER
Border Route Trail Association, IncEdinaMNhttp://www.borderroutetrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Buckeye Trail AssociationShawneeOHhttp://www.buckeyetrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Camp TuscazoarZoarvilleOHhttp://www.tuscazoar.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Carolina Mountain ClubAshevilleNChttp://www.carolinamtnclub.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
Corvallis-to-the-Sea (C2C) Trail PartnershipCorvallisORhttp://www.c2ctrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Cross Vermont Trail AssociationMontpelierVThttp://www.crossvermont.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Cuyahoga Valley Trails CouncilPeninsulaOHhttp://www.cvtrailscouncil.org/Alliance, BRONZE
EpicLexingtonKYAlliance, BRONZE
Finger Lakes Trail Conference, Inc.Mt. MorrisNYhttp://www.fingerlakestrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Florida Trail AssociationGainesvilleFLhttp://www.floridatrail.org/Alliance, SILVER
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
Great Shasta Rail Trail AssociationMcCloudCAwww.greatshastarailtrail.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Gwynns Falls Trail CouncilBaltimoreMDhttp://www.gwynnsfallstrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Headwaters Trail SystemThree Forkshttp://threeforksmontana.usAlliance, BRONZE
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 ClubHoustonTXhttp://www.lshtclub.comAlliance, BRONZE
Louisiana Hiking ClubBATON ROUGELAhttp://hikelouisiana.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Mohonk PreserveNew PaltzNYhttps://www.mohonkpreserve.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Mountain High HikersHayesvilleNChttp://www.mountainhighhikers.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Nantahala Hiking ClubFranklinNChttp://www.nantahalahikingclub.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail ClubLynchburgVAhttps://www.nbatc.org/index.htmlAlliance, 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 TrustNorfolkCThttps://norfolklandtrust.org/Alliance, 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
Rise Up Adventure GuideLake CharlesLAhttps://www.riseadventureguide.comAlliance, BRONZE
Rocky Mountain Field InstituteColorado SpringsCOhttp://www.rmfi.orgAlliance, BRONZE
San Diego River Park FoundationSan DiegoCAhttp://www.sandiegoriver.org/Alliance, 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
Trail CenterPalo AltoCAhttps://www.trailcenter.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.orgAlliance, BRONZE