Byron Johnson
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THE PLEDGE

We saw how our public lands suffered during the government shutdown.  Together, we'll give back to the places we love and set the world record for the most people improving trails in a single day.
Be a part of history by pledging to clean up a trail or volunteering at a trail service project on National Trails Day®.

We will never share your email address. Ever.

Take the Pledge

Commit to give back to trails and public lands on National Trails Day®—June 1, 2019.

Improve a Trail

Leave the trail better than you found it by picking up litter or joining a trail work party.

Make History

Let us know how you improved a trail by using #NationalTrailsDay and tagging @AmericanHiking on social media.

Ebastien Marchand

Wear Your Love of Trails

Proceeds from the 2019 National Trails Day® Find Your Trail apparel go to protect the places you love to hike and explore. Get the limited edition shirt before it's too late.

Available in multiple styles and colors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I submit a pledge?

By pledging to improve a trail you’ll join a nation-wide movement to set a world record and (more importantly) sustain America’s remarkable trails system. With your help, we can preserve beloved trails for future generations. Plus, everyone who commits to improving trails will be entered to win weekly giveaways of awesome outdoor gear.

How does this pledge work?

Make your commitment to improving a trail by simply submitting the online pledge. After National Trails Day®, we’ll ask you how many miles of trail you helped to improve to establish the world record of trail service. Everyone who confirms they improved a trail (of any length) will be entered to win the grand prize package of premium outdoor gear.

How do I improve a trail?

It can be as simple as collecting trash along the trail. Or, take your trail cred to the next level and join an organized trail work party to maintain or build new trail. Check out what trail work projects are in your area. More projects are added frequently leading up to National Trails Day®, so check back if you don’t see a project close to you.

What if I can't get out on National Trails Day®?

You may take the pledge to improve a trail on another day if you can't get outside for National Trails Day® but we highly encourage people to join the national movement on June 2nd.

How do I share what I did on National Trails Day®?

We’ll be looking for photos and stories tagged with #NationalTrailsDay and @AmericanHiking on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Still have questions?

Click here for more FAQs or email [email protected]

Make History
Join Us on
National Trails Day®
June 1, 2019

National Trails Day® Photo Contest

Take Photos. Win Gear.

 

Let us know how you celebrated National Trails Day® by including #NationalTrailsDay and tagging @AmericanHiking on your photos on Instagram.

Capture a candid trail moment, and you could win one of three gear packages. Contest ends June 19, so start tagging.

Other Great Hashtags to Include:

#EscapetheIndoors

#WhyIHike

#MakeAPactPackItOut

#PackItOut

#LeaveItBetter

#LeaveNoTrace

Photo Contest Prize Package
Gear Prize Package ($357 value)
  • 1 Eddie Bauer 40 First Ascent Pack
  • 1 Leatherman Sport LEAP
  • 1 Columbia hiking hat
  • 1 Swiftwick “Six,” Size Medium
  • 1 Klean Kanteen“Hike” Sports Water Bottle
  • 2 Hike Chico bags
  • 10 AHS stickers (assorted)

Join our team, get out, and give back in honor of National Trails Day®.

Ask your friends and family to help you protect the places you love to hike by giving $5 for each mile you help improve, or $10 for each year you have hiked, or $20 for every trail you have set foot on!
Wesley Trimble

What's National Trails Day® All About?

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.

Wesley Trimble

2019 National Trails Day® Sponsors

National Trails Day® Federal Partners