As the only national voice for hiking, American Hiking Society envisions a world where every American has permanent access to a hiking trail

Advocate

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.

Volunteer

Trails don't maintain themselves. Individuals of any age and experience level can become trail stewards. Give back to the trails you love, meet new people, and enjoy the experience!

Explore

Feel confident when you set out on your next trail adventure. Check out our free hiking resources like tips for hiking with families, gear checklists, finding the best trail for you, and more.

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Do your elected officials support public lands?

Explore the key issues they should vote for to be strong public lands advocates.
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With the support of our members, sponsors, and partners, American Hiking has improved trail access for millions of Americans.

We've Mobilized
Trail Volunteers
We've Facilitated
Miles of Trail Maintenance & Construction
Volunteers Have Contributed
$ Million
in Volunteer Labor

Every day, numerous threats encroach upon the more than 200,000 miles of trails crisscrossing America. Join American Hiking Society and help protect your favorite trails today and for future generations.

Build a Legacy

Work hard, get dirty, dig deep...and feel immensely rewarded.

Protecting Trails: Current News and Issues

AHS supports Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Xtreme Hikes

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, American Hiking Society attended Washington, DC’s 10th Annual Brewer’s Ball to support Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Xtreme Hike Series.  Part of CFF’s Endurance Sports Challenges, Xtreme Hikes encourage participants to raise money for CFF by getting friends and…

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Partner Blog Launch

American Hiking Society is pleased to announce the launch of a new partner blog.  We will be showcasing the amazing work of our Alliance Organizations and Corporate Partners who support American Hiking Society’s mission to promote and protect the places…

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Five Great Hikes Near Washington, DC

American Hiking Society HQ is located just outside of Washington, DC, and AHS staff often get asked the question: “Where are the best places to hike around Washington, DC?” The truth is there are many green spaces in and around…

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Rim Fire Devastates Area Surrounding Yosemite

August 26, 2013 – An enormous wildfire, one of the biggest in California’s history, is ravaging thousands of acres of pristine forest west of Yosemite National Park.  Since August 17, the blaze has engulfed 143,000 acres and continues to grow…

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