American Trails and Trails.com urge you to learn more about how you can support and preserve America's trails. We thank our many partners for supporting the work of trail groups and volunteers everywhere.
Learn how to leave the great outdoors even better than you found it.
Leave No Trace offers seven principles of enjoying the backcountry responsibly.
Bureau of Land Management Stewardship & Outdoor Ethics Program.
Mountain bike riders should know the IMBA
Rules of the Trail.
Meet the people who manage trails across America. There are many opportunities to pursue your interest in our public lands.
Visit the online calendar of trail training opportunities.
Find opportunities for young people in education and work experience with the Student Conservation Association.
The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council offers a wide variety of educational programs and resources.
Learn how to make
trails more accessible for persons
Help build and maintain trails. Your time and your skills are needed everywhere in America to keep trails open and in good shape.
On an American Hiking Society Volunteer Vacation, you visit stunning backcountry locations to construct or rebuild footpaths, cabins and shelters.
Find out more about volunteers and what they do for trails.
Check the index
of states with links to local groups who are working on trails in your
You membership supports trails and outdoor recreation.
Consider joining a group in your state or community. See our index of states with links to hundreds of local organizations. Several national organizations support trails of different kinds.
To find a local club for your trail activity, check out the Backcountry Horsemen of America, the International Mountain Bicycling Association, and the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council.
There are many other opportunities to learn about trails and how you can get involved. If you support trails, your first stop should be American Trails, one of the largest sources of information on the Internet.
If you believe we need to have good trails, and keep land open for recreation and wildlife, your voice needs to be heard!
Learn what's going on nationally and in Congress that affects trails and public land everywhere.
Fuel tax from recreational vehicle use supports the Federal Highway Administration's trail grant programs in every state.
The American Hiking Society watches issues affecting hiking trails and conservation.
Check the American Trails Blog for opinions on current issues.
Looking for trail-related services and products? Check out our business Supporters and Patrons!