American Hiking Society to Celebrate the 32nd Annual National Trails Day® on Saturday, June 1, 2024

For Immediate Release: March 11, 2024
Contact: Maggie Peikon, 301.565.6704×703 or

A Day of Service for Hometown Trails and the People Who Love Them

Silver Spring, MD – Millions of people from across the country will hit the trail on Saturday, June 1, 2024, celebrating American Hiking Society’s 32nd annual National Trails Day®.

This year is about celebrating the trails, giving back, and finding community in the outdoors. Hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, paddlers, trail clubs, federal and local agencies, land trusts, and businesses will partner at events across the country to forge a more inclusive trail community and advocate for, maintain, and clean up trails and public lands, collectively working together to build a world where everyone feels welcome and has access to enjoy the great outdoors.

American Hiking and the nationwide trails community invite people of all ages and abilities to connect with their local community around their love of being outside. Anyone can join the national movement by giving back to the trails and making sure everyone can enjoy the outdoors with three simple actions: 

Join: Find a local event or register an event;

Pledge: Commit to leaving the trail and the outdoor community better than you found them. American Hiking provides simple ways to make a positive impact;

Connect: Share how you’ll leave the trail and the outdoor community better than you found them by tagging #NationalTrailsDay and @AmericanHiking on social media.

“National Trails Day® provides the perfect opportunity to get outside for a fun and purposeful day by contributing to local trails and the outdoor community,” said Heather Klein Olson, Executive Director of American Hiking Society. “American Hiking Society extends a warm invitation to trail users of all ages, abilities, and walks of life to find an event and join the festivities on National Trails Day® to celebrate the outdoors and its positive impact on community-building and improving our physical and mental health.”

American Hiking Society invites individuals and organizations alike to register an event for National Trails Day® for free on the searchable directory of events on the website. Tens of thousands of people will use the event database to find events in their local community. Event registration will continue until National Trails Day®, but American Hiking encourages events to be registered by early May so interested participants can begin planning for National Trails Day®

Last year, over 74,000 individuals participated in events at nearly 800 sites nationwide, and more than 7,000 trail volunteers built and maintained 558 miles of trails in celebration of National Trails Day® in 2023. Join us in continuing the positive impact this year on June 1!

For more information about National Trails Day®, please visit or email 

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Founded in 1976, American Hiking Society is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering all to enjoy, share, and preserve the hiking experience.