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published Jun 1, 2015
American Hiking Society
Fifty years ago President Johnson set in motion the establishment of a national system of trails for America. Since LBJ’s famous speech outlining his vision, America has accomplished much . . .
published Jun 30, 2018
The phenomena of thru-hiking has been on a dramatic rise, spurring hikers to venture onto increasingly remote and challenging trails over extended periods of time. Despite the recent popularity of thru-hiking, the field remains relatively unstudied. In recreation,
the expectations held beforehand have been linked to perceptions after an activity, but this has not been explored in thru-hiking.
published Jun 1, 2013
This study evaluated pack weight to understand the limits of long-term load carriage. Participants were Appalachian Trail hikers who attempted to complete the entire trail in the 2012 season.
published Jan 1, 2009
The purpose of this research was to examine the outcomes prompting hiking along the Appalachian Trail (AT).
published Jan 1, 2020
Washington Recreation and Conservation Office
Every county in Washington State benefits from walkers, runners, bikers, and backpackers using our beautiful trail systems. Ninety percent of Washington residents participate in non-motorized recreation annually.
posted Nov 11, 2019
Warrior Expeditions is a nonprofit group that helps veterans by giving them the opportunity to participate in outdoor expeditions with the intent of improving the transition back into civilian life.
posted Oct 8, 2019
An American Trails book review by Jim Schmid.
posted Nov 16, 2018
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Dedicated volunteers are working to improve and complete the trail that runs across seven northern states.
published Jun 17, 2010
American Trails Staff
Q&A on hiking trail building, design and maintenance.
posted Jul 17, 2018
Top 10 hiking trails
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