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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 Wesley Trimble, Communications & Creative Director 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

National Trails Day® Takes Place on Saturday

June 2, 2020

America’s Largest Trails Event Continues to Preserve Trails and Fight for Access to Green Spaces During Pandemic   Silver Spring, MD…

American Hiking on Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder

May 11, 2020

Silver Spring, MD (May 11, 2020) — Statement from American Hiking Society Executive Director, Kate Van Waes: “America’s outdoor spaces…

National Trails Day® 2020 Goes Virtual

May 7, 2020

America’s Largest Trails Event to Feature Pledge to Protect Trails, Fight for Access to Green Spaces Silver Spring, MD – …

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

January 16, 2020

SILVER SPRING, MD –January 16, 2020—American Hiking Society is pleased to announce the third class of NextGen Trail Leaders, bringing…

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