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American Hiking Society is the national voice of hikers. As hiking experts, American Hiking Society can provide insightful information and resources on all things hiking.

American Hiking Society champions conservation issues, supports volunteer stewardship, and provides critical resources to help plan, fund, and develop trails. We also provide resources to the public about how and where to hike and are committed to increasing the participation and enjoyment of hiking by everyone.

Press & Media Inquiries

Please send general inquiries to Maggie Peikon, Manager of Communications, at  or call 301.565.6704x703.


For inquiries regarding Volunteer Vacations, please email Ellie Place, Program Manager at or call 301.565.6704x704. 

Recent Press Releases

American Hiking Society Announces Grant Recipients for 2024 National Trails Day® Micro-Grant Program

May 20, 2024

American Hiking Society announces grant recipients for 2024 National Trails Day® Micro-Grant Program.

32nd Annual National Trails Day® Brings Communities Together Outdoors to Celebrate and Give Back to Trails

April 29, 2024

American Hiking Society welcomes everyone to hit the trails in their local community on National Trails Day® Saturday, June 1,…

American Hiking Society Celebrates House Passage of EXPLORE Act

April 10, 2024

The EXPLORE Act will help get people outdoors by modernizing federal recreation systems and eliminate barriers of access to the outdoors.

Seventh Class of American Hiking Society’s NextGen Trail Leaders Announced

March 13, 2024

American Hiking Society is pleased to announce the 2024 class of NextGen Trail Leaders, bringing together rising stars in the outdoor community from across the country.

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