Ours is a vision in which hiking, foot trails and their surrounding natural areas inspire Americans to get outdoors, volunteer and protect trails. As the national voice for hikers, American Hiking Society will promote hiking, build a nationwide constituency of hikers and trail stewards, establish strategic alliances with national, regional and local partners and advocate for hikers in the nation’s capital. Sustainable hiking trails and trail systems will bring people together, connect them with our national and cultural heritage, promote healthy lifestyles and serve an integral role in conservation. We will expand our nation’s hiking community and recruit, motivate and educate tomorrow’s hiking leaders, advocates and volunteers.
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