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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. 


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Recent Press Releases

Trail Service World Record to be Set on National Trails Day®

April 30, 2019

Silver Spring, MD – April 30, 2019 – On June 1, 2019, individuals across the country will set the world…

American Hiking Society Applauds Congress for the Passage of the Public Lands Package

February 26, 2019

Silver Spring, MD—Feb 26, 2018—Congress just passed sweeping bipartisan public lands legislation impacting hikers and other users of public lands.…

As shutdown reaches record length National Parks and other Public Lands at breaking point

January 11, 2019

SILVER SPRING, MD –January 11, 2018—The government shutdown has now stretched 21 days tying the longest shutdown in history, with…

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

January 10, 2019

American Hiking Society is pleased to announce the second class of NextGen Trail Leaders, bringing together rising stars in the…

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