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
Writer, Mark Ray, interviews long-time Volunteer Vacation Crew Member, Chuck Morlock, about the importance of giving back to our public lands and Chuck’s connection to Boy Scouts of America. American Hiking Society is offering two Volunteer Vacations to Boy Scout…Read More
June, 2014 – Our national system of trails helps connect people with their natural and culture heritage and contributes to the American identity. Trails provide a natural portal for Americans of all walks of life which help us rebuild the…Read More
After completing an array of successful stewardship projects for Earth Day, Student Conservation Association (SCA) is upping the ante with an even busier “Great Outdoors Month“. Kicking off June with American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day on June 7th, SCA has organized a variety of activities…Read More
On June 7, American Hiking Society staff will celebrate National Trails Day® by attending and supporting the Harper’s Ferry Outdoor Festival (HFOF) at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship in Purcellville, VA. HFOF is a yearly event held to…Read More