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

EXPLORE Act (H.R. 6492) Support Letter

We write in support of the committee’s consideration of the EXPLORE Act, and the sections highlighted below, which will support hikers, trails, public lands, and the outdoors by expanding outdoor recreation access and bringing much needed improvements to public access of these spaces.

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American Hiking Society Thanks its 2023 Volunteer Vacation Crew Leaders

American Hiking Society extends its heartfelt gratitude to the exceptional crew leaders who have demonstrated unwavering commitment and skill in guiding our 2023 Volunteer Vacation teams.

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The (RE) Series: (Re)constructing How We Talk About The Outdoors 

In Part One of the (RE) Series, I shared my grandmother’s love for nature which she passed on to me. To us, the outdoors represents love, healing, community, and boundless…

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How Athletic Brewing’s Impact Goes Beyond Brewing Happiness & Inclusivity

Athletic Brewing is focused on being a force for good, which includes the measures they take to have a positive impact on the environment. Whether you’re hitting the trails for…

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The (RE) Series: (Re)tracing My Roots

AHS NextGen Trail Leader, Thurman Hogan III, takes us along on a metaphorical hike as he shares his story, his experiences, and his connection to the outdoors.

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Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Enthusiasts Useful Gear to Gift to the Hiker in Your Life Sponsored by AKHG™ by Duluth Trading Co. the Exclusive Apparel Sponsor of National Trails Day®.…

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Volunteer Vacation Spotlight: Gearing Up For Our 2024 Programs

Have you ever dreamt of making a difference in the great outdoors while exploring stunning natural landscapes, meeting new people, and fostering a sense of camaraderie? If so, American Hiking…

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A Hikers Guide to the Government Shutdown (Updated 9/30/23)

Your bags are packed, the car is loaded, and you are about to set off on a nice outdoor getaway to enjoy some hiking and fresh air when you hear then news that the government has shut down and you may not be able to access your favorite trail. Don’t fear, you can likely still go out and enjoy your hike, but you will be more limited in where you can go, what resources will be available, and who will be there to assist you.

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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