As the only national voice for hiking, American Hiking Society envisions a world where every American has permanent access to a hiking trail
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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American Hiking is stoked to announce our 2019 class of NextGen Trail Leaders. Over the year, these inspiring stars will champion diversity in the outdoors and fight to protect our public lands.
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Protecting Trails: Current News and Issues
This is a very common topic among hikers and climbers, what should I do to prevent and care for a snake bite? Most of those who hike actually have no idea about what to do when snakes do bite. In…Read More
If you haven’t tried outdoor photography before, then you must understand that it can be quite tricky, especially when you are trying hard to capture a perfect shot of someone and the environment around him. It often seems like hiking…Read More