Protecting the Places You Love to Hike
Advocate for Hiking Spaces + Improve Trails
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 public lands, and protection of the hiking experience.
Introducing the 2020 NextGen Trail Leader
American Hiking Society is excited to announce the third class of NextGen Trail Leaders, bringing together rising stars in the outdoor community from all walks of life. With American Hiking Society, NextGen Trail Leaders will champion diversity in the outdoors and fight to protect our public lands, amplifying the voices of hikers all across America. The 2020 class of NextGen Trail Leaders features inspiring individuals dedicated to transforming their communities and changing the national conversation on diversity in the outdoors and public lands protection.
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Latest Stories and Updates
American Hiking Society is pleased to announce the third class of NextGen Trail Leaders, bringing together rising stars in the outdoor community from across the…Read More
AHS Statement: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Markup of LWCF Permanent Funding (S.1081) and Restore Our Parks (S.500) Acts
PDF Version of Letter The Honorable Lisa Murkowski Chairman Committee on Energy & Natural Resources 304 Dirksen Senate Building Washington, DC 20510 The…Read More