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
Overview Various communities have historically experienced and are still experiencing systemic barriers to outdoor recreation, including hiking. These communities include but are not limited to people of color, those who identify as LGBTQIA-2, the differently-abled, those who identify as female,…Read More
Overview Over the past two years, American Hiking Society (AHS) has transitioned its leadership and transformed its Mission, Vision, and Values statements and is in the process of finalizing its 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. As a result, AHS has…Read More
With hundreds of National Trails Day® events taking place in open spaces in all 50 states on Saturday, there’s a National Trails Day® event for everyone. Kick-start a summer filled with adventure by participating in an event near you. It’s…Read More
American Hiking Society is seeking a full-time Development and Marketing Coordinator. Applications will be accepted until close of business on Monday, June 10. POSITION SUMMARY The Development and Marketing Coordinator provides administrative and marketing support to the development and membership…Read More