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.
American Hiking works with Congress, federal agencies, and partners on policy issues and legislation to ensure funding for trails, preservation of natural areas, and protection of the hiking experience.
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Alternative Breaks are volunteer trail stewardship projects in America’s parks and forests designed specifically for college student groups and young professionals. Part volunteer work project, part kick-back outdoor vacation.
Protecting Trails: Current News and Issues
AHS Statement for U.S. Forest Service Maintenance Backlog before the House Agriculture Committee, Subcommittee on Conservation and ForestryRead More
Groups Fear Order Paves Way for Motorization of America’s National Trails, Parks and Public LandsRead More
By Save the Redwoods League California’s redwood parks are world-class destinations, offering a chance to look upon the original face of nature. Nowhere else on…Read More