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American Hiking Society is the national voice of hikers. As hiking experts, American Hiking Society can provide insightful information and resources on all things hiking.

American Hiking Society champions conservation issues, supports volunteer stewardship, and provides critical resources to help plan, fund, and develop trails. We also provide resources to the public about how and where to hike and are committed to increasing the participation and enjoyment of hiking by everyone.

Press & Media Inquiries

Please send general inquiries to Maggie Peikon, Manager of Communications, at  or call 301.565.6704x703.


For inquiries regarding Volunteer Vacations, please email Ellie Place, Program Manager at or call 301.565.6704x704. 

Recent Press Releases

American Hiking Society Announces New Executive Director

August 13, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 14, 2023 Silver Spring, MD – American Hiking Society, a national nonprofit organization empowering all…

American Hiking Chosen by National Park Trust and the National Park Service as a 2023 Challenge Cost Awardee

June 14, 2023

$375,100 awarded to 18 projects across the country that promote stewardship, access to outdoor recreation and connect people to the…

National Trails Day® 2023 Festivities to Take Place From Coast-to-Coast

May 31, 2023

An inclusive celebration for hometown trails and the people who love them on June 3, 2023. Silver Spring, MD –…

National Forest System Trail Stewardship Grants Awarded for 2023

May 25, 2023

$262,000 in funding awarded to 17 trail projects in US Forest Service regions across the nation Silver Spring, MD. –…

AHS in the News

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