National Trails Fund Grant Program

National Trails Fund National Trails Fund Grants are made possible by generous support from American Hiking Society’s National Trails Fund is the only privately funded, national grants program dedicated solely to building and protecting hiking trails. Created in response to the growing backlog of trail maintenance projects, the National Trails Fund has helped hundreds of…

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FY23 Trail Funding Public Witness Testimony of American Hiking Society, on behalf of Trails Community (Senate)

FY23 Senate Testimony of: Kathryn Van Waes, PhD., Executive Director, American Hiking Society and with the full support of American Trails, American Motorcyclist Association, Back Country Horsemen of America, Equine Land Conservation Resource, International Mountain Bicycling Association, National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

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Hiking for Beginners: The Essential Guide

A trail volunteer takes a break with an Athletic Brewing Co non-alcoholic

The Outdoors Belongs to Everyone! Warmer weather calls for adventure and we’ve got just the partner to accompany your excursions: Athletic Brewing. One of their favorite activities includes getting outside and giving back to Mother Nature. We’re proud to be partnered with Athletic Brewing as our premiere beer sponsor for the American Hiking Society’s National…

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Trails Community Recommendations for FY22 Appropriations Conference

On behalf of the millions of diverse trail users our collective organizations represent, we thank the Senate and House Appropriation Committees for meeting with and responding to our request for prioritizing trail inclusive funding in the FY22 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations legislation. As discussions between the House and Senate are underway to reconcile the legislation for final passage, and enactment, we request that final legislation include the preferred funding levels and report language outlined below.

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Thank you for your interest in Volunteer Vacations! There are three ways to sign up for an upcoming trip:

  1. Register Online: Narrow down your trip selection by date, state, difficulty level, or accommodations by using the dropdowns above. Or click the FIND TRIP button above to view a chronological listing of upcoming trips.  Fill out the registration form on the event page to submit your registration electronically. (If registering with a credit card with an international address, please contact us at 800-972-8608 ext. 704)
  2. Register by Mail: Download the 2017 Volunteer Vacations Registration Form, fill out, and submit to: AHS Volunteer Vacations, 8605 Second Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  3. Register by Phone: Call toll free at (800) 972-8608 ext. 704 to register or if you would like assistance selecting a trip, or have additional questions.