National Trails Day® Press Kit

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National Trails Day® press inquiries should be directed toward Wesley Trimble, Program Outreach& Communications Manager, (301)565-6704 x703.  Please use the contact form if you would like to ask a question via email.

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Selected Statistics from NTD 2016
  • 2,391 activities took place in all 50 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico, engaging more than 168,000 people on trails.
  • 25,900 trail volunteers participated in 466 projects and maintained 1,200 miles of trail, resulting in $2.8 million of sweat equity.
  • 70,900 hikers attended 1,148 hikes and covered a cumulative distance of 396,400 miles
  • 8,200 cyclists attended 100 bike rides and covered a cumulative distance of 164,200 miles
  • 4,000 paddlers attended 72 paddling trips and covered a cumulative distance of 29,500 miles
  • 1,700 equestrians attended 21 horseback riding trips and covered a cumulative distance of 20,900 miles
What is National Trails Day®?

National Trails Day is the only nationally coordinated event designed to unite all muscle-powered trail activities with the goal of connecting more people to trails. Every trail beckons adventure and has a story to share with any person willing to discover it, and American Hiking Society believes these trail experiences can improve the lives of every American.

Each year, on the first Saturday of June, American Hiking Society and the trails community invites Americans of all ages and abilities to find their own adventure and discover their unique story at one of the thousands of events hosted throughout the country.

By coordinating a wide array of trail activities on a single day, National Trails Day attracts new trail users and helps connect existing trail enthusiasts with local clubs and organizations with the hopes of creating trail advocates and stewards. The task to protect and maintain more than 200,000 miles of trails in the U.S. requires a collaborative effort amongst trail clubs, organizations, government agencies, and most importantly passionate trail advocates and stewards.

Who Sponsors/Supports National Trails Day?

National Trails Day is made possible by corporate sponsors Columbia, REI, Therm-A-Rest, Buff, SuperFeet, and Save The Redwoods League. Also by Federal Partners US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and Federal Highway Administration. Additional support is provided by Backpacker Magazine.

Special thanks to all of the NTD event organizers who enable countless opportunities for outdoor recreation on America’s trails.