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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 Elects Four New Board Members for 2023

January 26, 2023

American Hiking Society is pleased to introduce four new members of the Board of Directors in 2023. Each new member…

Hit the Trail on the 30th Annual National Trails Day®

June 2, 2022

30th Annual event to Leave the Trail and the Outdoor Community Better Than Ever Silver Spring, MD – This Saturday–June…

National Trails Day® Community Grant Recipients

May 24, 2022

Four events will receive $4,000 to organize events for underrepresented communities. Silver Spring, MD –  American Hiking, with financial support… interviews American Hiking Society About Preserving Trails and Making Hiking More Inclusive

May 17, 2022

Ryan Nurse from interviewed Kate Van Waes, Executive Director of American Hiking Society as part of their ‘ Talks…

AHS in the News

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Hiking Trails In America Reports

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Economic Benefits of Trails