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

11 of the Nation’s Best Hikes

By RootsRated  Featured Photo (Paxson Woelber) By no means an exhaustive list, here are 11 hikes across the country that simply have to be on your radar. From the rolling…

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40 Years of Trail & Hiking Advocacy

By: Gregory Miller, President of American Hiking Society The trails landscape encountered by American Hiking Society (AHS) in 1976 was vastly different than it is today. Through 40 years of…

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Adventure Film Festival Interviews President of American Hiking Society

Watch this 9-minute question and answer interview with Mountain & Adventure Film Festival and Gregory Miller, President of American Hiking Society. Gregory highlights how American Hiking Society continues to make a positive impact on…

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Hike the Hill 2016 a Success

More than 75 advocates from all across the country came to Washington, D.C., to discuss issues affecting hiking trails as well as to meet with Members of Congress and land…

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National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act

In 2013 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a study of U.S. Forest Service trails that revealed a $314 million backlog in trail maintenance and that only one fourth of…

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Stephen Mather’s Inspiring Story and Indelible Legacy

By: Sam Hodder, President & CEO, Save the Redwoods League This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service! In 1916, the very idea of a parks system…

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Destination New Year! First Day Hikes Start 2016 in a Positive Direction

By: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Cleveland author, Diane Stresing Thousands of people will start the First Day of the New Year with a hike. Why? The health benefits of being…

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Top 10 Forests to Explore This Fall

By: Sam Hodder, President & CEO, Save the Redwoods League The fall has always been my favorite season. Maybe because it means winter is coming — I love the snow…

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Alliance of Hiking Organizations

Find your local recreation or conservation group.

Jamison Sliger

American Hiking'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 CouncilBerkeleyCAhttp://www.ridgetrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Benton County ConservationVintonIAhttps://www.bentoncountyia.gov/conservation/Alliance, BRONZE
Benton MacKaye Trail AssociationCherry LogGAhttp://www.bmta.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Blue Ridge Bartram Trail ConservancyFranklinNChttp://ncbartramtrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Buckeye Trail AssociationShawneeOHhttp://www.buckeyetrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Capital Stick KickersDelmarNYHttp://Capitalstickkickers.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Carolina Mountain ClubAshevilleNChttp://www.carolinamtnclub.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Carteret County Wildlife ClubHavelockNCcarteretwildlifeclub.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Chinook Trail AssociationVancouverWAhttp://www.chinooktrails.org/Alliance, BRONZE
City of New Castle Parks and RecreationNew CastlePAnewcastlepa.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Clean Trails / National CleanUp DayDenverCOhttps://www.cleantrails.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Columbia Land ConservancyChathamNYhttps://clctrust.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Connecticut Forest and Park Association IncorporatedRockfallCThttps://ctwoodlands.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Dolan Springs Trails SystemDolan SpringsAZhttp://www.dolanspringschamberofcommerce.com/Alliance, BRONZE
Finger Lakes Trail Conference, Inc.Mt MorrisNYhttp://www.fingerlakestrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Florida Trail AssociationGainesvilleFLhttp://www.floridatrail.org/Alliance, SILVER
Friends of Congaree SwampColumbiaSChttp://www.friendsofcongaree.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Friends of Government CanyonSan AntonioTXfriendsofgc.orgAlliance, 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
Headwaters Trail SystemThree ForksMTthreeforksmontana.usAlliance, SILVER
Horse-Shoe Trail ConservancySoutheasternPAhttp://hstrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Idaho Trails AssociationCouncilIDhttp://www.idahotrailsassociation.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Iditarod Historic Trail AllianceAnchorageAKhttp://www.iditarodnationalhistorictrail.orgAlliance, 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
Mountain High HikersHayesvilleNChttp://www.mountainhighhikers.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail ClubLynchburgVAhttp://nbatc.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Nature Trust of the Santa Monica MountainsMalibuCAhttp://www.naturetrust.net/Alliance, BRONZE
NC High Peaks Trail Assoc.BurnsvilleNChttp://www.nchighpeaks.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Norfolk Land TrustNorfolkCThttp://norfolklandtrust.orgAlliance, BRONZE
North Country Trail AssociationLowellMIhttp://www.NorthCountryTrail.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Northwest Youth CorpsEugeneORhttp://www.northwestyouthcorps.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Ozark Highlands Trail AssociationFayettevilleARozarkhighlandstrail.comAlliance, BRONZE
Palmetto Conservation Foundation - Palmetto TrailColumbiaSChttp://www.palmettoconservation.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Pennsylvania Parks & Forests FoundationCamp HillPAhttp://www.paparksandforests.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Potomac Heritage Trail AssociationSTERLINGVAhttp://www.potomactrail.org/Alliance, BRONZE
Red Lodge Hiking ClubColumbusMTAlliance, BRONZE
Smoky Mountains Hiking ClubKnoxvilleTNhttp://www.smhclub.orgAlliance, BRONZE
The Niagara Hiking CompanyNiagara FallsNYhttp://www.hikeniagara.comAlliance, BRONZE
TrailBlisssammamishWAhttp://www.trailbliss.orgAlliance, BRONZE
Trinidad Coastal Land TrustTrinidadCAtrinidadcoastallandtrust.orgAlliance, 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