According to the American Hiking Society (AHS), National Trails Day (NTD) evolved in the 80's and 90's from the idea that creating a true national trail system by connecting local paths and trail organizations is of great benefit to the entire country. NTD is a chance for the outdoor community to work together to increase stewardship and involvement from local populations. By banding together on a single day to show dedication to our trail systems and sharing our love for the outdoors, we can build advocacy and protect our favorite trails for decades to come.
How You Can Get Involved
Anyone can host or attend a public NTD event. Events can include activities like hiking, biking, trail work, bird watching, photography, paddling, trail running, healthy lifestyle-focused programming and more. Events traditionally take place on the first Saturday in June - exactly two days from today. There are hundreds of events already scheduled and many opportunities to participate in communities across the country.
Click here to find a National Trails Day event near you and spend this Saturday paying tribute to our country's beautiful trail systems!