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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 Offers Budget Friendly Volun-tours

January 29, 2015

SILVER SPRING, MD – American Hiking Society has just released their 2015 Volunteer Vacations schedule, celebrating nearly forty years of volunteer…

American Hiking Society Announces its 22nd Annual National Trails Day

May 21, 2014

Silver Spring, MD – Across America, people of all ages are getting ready to celebrate the great outdoors at this…

National Trails Fund benefits Alliance of Hiking Organizations with Trail Grants

September 17, 2013

October 2013 – Fifteen years ago, American Hiking Society launched a grant program called the National Trails Fund to address…

At Risk in the Forest: US GAO Report Identifies Maintenance Gaps on Trails

July 12, 2013

SILVER SPRING, MD– July 12, 2013 – The United States Forest Service (USFS) manages an incredible 158,000 miles of trails…

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