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American Hiking Society provides gear & resources about hiking, best practices, safety, family hiking, grant opportunities and more.

Tips for your next Hike

Check out our free educational resource guides for all of your hiking adventures. We have quick tips and fact sheets about how to prepare Before you go, Outdoor Skills, Gear, Safety and First Aid, and a section all about trails.

Youth and Family and New Hikers

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American Hiking Society’s Families on Foot program is for:

  • families,
  • kids,
  • people new to hiking,
  • folks looking for easy trails to hike or perhaps even to leisurely saunter,
  • you!

We’ll hook you up with information, resources and close-to-home opportunities to get outside and hiking on trails.

Grant Opportunities

Gear & Resources National Trails Fund SquareNational Trails Fund

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Fund is the only privately funded, national grants program dedicated solely to building and protecting hiking trails. Created in response to the growing backlog of trail maintenance projects, the National Trails Fund has helped hundreds of grassroots organizations acquire the resources needed to protect America’s cherished hiking trails. To date, American Hiking Society has funded 174 trail projects by awarding over $500,000 in National Trails Fund grants.

Shop for Hiking Gear

Hiker’s Store

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Show your support for American Hiking Society with new AHS’ logoed hiking gear.  Our Hiker’s Store offers great deals on T-shirts, hats, packs, and other cool schwag!