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American Hiking Society


American Hiking Society
American Hiking Society champions conservation issues, builds public and private partnerships, supports volunteer stewardship, and provides critical resources to help plan, fund, and develop trails.  They 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.

Hiking Trails in America: Pathways to Health
This report includes a number of calls to action, which include:

  • The need to encourage public participation in hiking by sharing information about trails and making them easily accessible to all;
  • Connect trails – especially urban trails – into networks that allow longer hikes as well as to connect those in the community with schools, shopping, and each other; and
  • Increased trails funding to build not just the urban trails but to complete the nation’s long distance trails as well.