National Take A Hike Day

November 17

It's time to inhale that crisp fall air! Grab your friends and family and set a course for the trail nearest you.

Hiking in November on a weekday?

Yes, the days are getting shorter and cooler, and getting outside isn't always easy during the week, but getting outside is rewarding. On National Take a Hike Day, we like to remind folks hiking can be simple—no heavy pack or rugged mountain required. You can enjoy the mental and physical health benefits of hiking right in your neighborhood. Grab a few essentials and head outside. A short stroll along a tree-lined street is a great way to celebrate National Take a Hike Day. Happy Hiking!

Enter our National Take A Hike Day Giveaway!

We envision a world where everyone feels welcome in the American hiking community and has permanent access to meaningful hiking, including urban, frontcountry, and backcountry opportunities. We're excited to offer an amazing round up of gear (including treats for your furry hiking companions!) to help you hit the trails safely and confidently.

*Note: This giveaway will close Monday, November 27th, and a winner will be announced on Wednesday, November 29th


Share Your Most Transformative Hiking Stories and Experiences

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Show Your Love of Hiking

Shop the Hiker Store

National Take a Hike Day Sale

20% Off Everything

Nov. 15 - Nov. 20

Hiking 101

Tips to feel confident when you hit the trail for National Take a Hike Day

Pack all of the right items.

Annie Spratt

Stay safe as you hike into this year’s hunting season.

Lionello Delpiccolo

Plan ahead and be prepared.


Tips for enjoying hiking in cooler temps.

Jamison Sliger

Protect the Places You Love to Hike

American Hiking exists because of supporters like you, and we need your support now more than ever to continue this important work for trails and for the people who experience building, conserving, and enjoying trails across the country.

Mark Your Calendar

National Trails Day Wordmark

June 3, 2023

Taking place on the first Saturday in June, National Trails Day® is a day of public events aimed at advocacy and trail service. Thousands of hikers, bikers, rowers, horseback riders, trail clubs, federal and local agencies, land trusts, and businesses come together in partnership to advocate for, maintain, and clean up public lands and trails.

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