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
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…Read More