American Hiking Society National Trails Day® Event Host Guide (2023)

This guide will provide you with the following resources and knowledge you need to plan and promote a successful event for National Trails Day®.

by American Hiking Society

10 Steps To Plan a Successful National Trails Day® Event

National Trails Day® (NTD) events can be as simple as organizing a trail cleanup, hike, ride, or paddle trip on your favorite trail, or you can go all out by coordinating a volunteer trail service project with a local land manager. This guide will walk you through the 10-step process of planning a successful NTD event.

National Trails Day® Event Framework

This guide intends to give you an idea of what an NTD event could look like, and more importantly, provide a basic framework for you to build upon and create your own unique event. Feel free to follow one of these events, or modify the framework to meet your goals and needs of your unique community.

Attached document published February 2023

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As the only national voice for hiking, American Hiking Society envisions a world where every American has permanent access to a hiking trail.

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