National Take A Hike Day

November 17

Time to celebrate! Call your friends and family and set a course for the trail nearest you.

If you're not already a member of American Hiking Society, donate to support and protect our national treasures.

We're celebrating a year of trail service and support by encouraging everyone to SMILE! Enter the #SmilesForMiles Challenge between now and the end of November for your chance to win any one item from our Spreadshirt store including this year's colorful design by Thru Designs.

Enter on Facebook here.

Enter on Instagram here.

#SmilesForMiles Challenge tasks:

  • Take a friend on a sunrise/sunset hike
  • Share your favorite on-trail treat (Tip: leftover pie = great summit snack)
  • Choreograph (and share) a silly trail dance
  • Be a trail angel for the day and see how many smiles you can get from other hikers
  • Plan a dream hike and take one step to make it a reality
  • Head out on the trail with a new hiking buddy or group

Each task completed is one entry.

Good luck and HAPPY hiking everyone!

The fine print: Three individual winners will be chosen from all Facebook and Instagram generated entries on Wednesday December, 1st 2021 and notified via the platform where their entry was received. American Hiking Society will make every effort to notify via comment and direct message. If winner does not respond within 7 business days, a new winner will be chosen in their place. Entrants must have a mailing address in the contiguous United States and be over the age of 18. Winners will be chosen at random. Comment entries must include an image. Instagram posts and stories must be public and tag @americanhiking and #SmilesForMiles to be counted. Direct message entries and Facebook stories won't be counted. All entries must be received by November 30th, 2021 at 11:59pm MST. Void where prohibited.


Regardless of your plans for National Take a Hike Day, mark June 4, 2022, on your calendar as National Trails Day®!

Learn more about National Trails Day.


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