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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 to Celebrate the 32nd Annual National Trails Day® on Saturday, June 1, 2024

March 11, 2024

Join American Hiking Society in an inclusive celebration for hometown trails and the people who love them on June 1, 2024.

Trails Community Advocacy Secures Consistent Funding in Challenging Environment

March 8, 2024

Trails community expresses appreciation for level trail line item funding in difficult FY24 funding climate, calls for increased funding for Federal Land Management Agencies in FY25

American Hiking Society Announces New Executive Director

August 13, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 14, 2023 Silver Spring, MD – American Hiking Society, a national nonprofit organization empowering all…

American Hiking Chosen by National Park Trust and the National Park Service as a 2023 Challenge Cost Awardee

June 14, 2023

$375,100 awarded to 18 projects across the country that promote stewardship, access to outdoor recreation and connect people to the…

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