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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

Explore, learn, give back: Celebrate National Trails Day with American Hiking Society Ambassadors

May 28, 2015

  SILVER SPRING, MD – May, 2015 – American Hiking Society Ambassadors will share the trail with hundreds of outdoor…

New Report on America’s Hiking Trails Cites 50 Years of Progress-but Urgent Work Remains

May 28, 2015

SILVER SPRING, MD-May, 2015 — The American Hiking Society celebrates 50 years of progress in the creation and expansion of…

Therm-A-Rest and American Hiking Society partner to inspire the country on National Trails Day®

March 24, 2015

Therm-a-Rest, the leader in outdoor comfort, and American Hiking Society, the only national non-profit dedicated to protecting the places you…

America Prepares for Nationwide Celebration: National Trails Day®

March 5, 2015

While plenty of Americans eagerly await the coming of spring, many hiking clubs, non-profits, and land managing agencies are already…

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