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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

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…

30th Annual National Trails Day® Celebration on June 4, 2022

May 3, 2022

For Immediate Release: May 3, 2022 Contact: Wesley Trimble, 301.565.6704×703 or 30th Annual National Trails Day® Celebration on June…

Athletic Brewing Company to sponsor American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®

April 26, 2022

For Immediate Release: April 26, 2022 Contact: American Hiking SocietyHeather Klein OlsonSenior Director for DevelopmentPhone: 301.565.6704 ext. 701Email: Athletic…

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