National Trails Day® Celebration to Improve Trails and Communities
May 2, 2023
The trails community welcomes everyone to hit the trail on June 3, 2023.
Silver Spring, MD /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – People in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and beyond will come together on June 3, 2023, to celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, an annual event dedicated to promoting and advocating for the preservation and enjoyment of America’s vast network of trails.
National Trails Day® brings together hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, paddlers, trail clubs, federal and local agencies, and a variety of organizations to advocate for, maintain, clean up, and celebrate trails and nature. By working together, this diverse coalition can ensure these outdoor spaces remain accessible, safe, and enjoyable for everyone today and for future generations.
People of all ages, abilities, and walks of life can celebrate National Trails Day® by participating in a local trail event, taking the National Trails Day® pledge to leave the trails and the outdoor community better than they found it, and sharing their trail experience by tagging #NationalTrailsDay and @AmericanHiking on social media.
Last year, more than 700 sites across the U.S. brought people together for various recreational and volunteer opportunities. More than 12,314 trail volunteers built and maintained more than 347 miles of trails as part of the festivities.
“National Trails Day® is a time to celebrate the outdoors and its positive impact on community-building and improving our physical and mental health, while also taking action to protect and preserve these awe-inspiring spaces,” said Heather Klein Olson, Acting Executive Director of American Hiking Society. “This annual event encourages everyone who sets out on a trail to enjoy the outdoors and inspires us to take responsibility for our collective impact on the environment and the outdoor community.”
American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® is made possible by the generous support of Corporate Sponsors – AKHG™ by Duluth Trading Co., Athletic Brewing Co., REI Co-Op, Osprey Packs, Waterford Press, LOWA Boots, and Fjällräven. Federal Partners include the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Federal Highway Administration.
Founded in 1976, American Hiking Society is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering all to enjoy, share, and preserve the hiking experience.