More than 69,000 Americans hiked a combined 313,000 miles earlier this summer in observance of American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day. An additional 65,000 Americans hit the trail to bike, paddle, horseback ride, build trail, or participate in other National Trails Day activities on that single day, June 1st.
Across the country, hundreds of individuals and host organizations arranged local recreational events to celebrate America’s magnificent trail system.
American Hiking Society recently finished tabulating the event results, which are described in a final report that is available for download at www.AmericanHiking.org/NTD. A wide variety of interesting National Trails Day stories are included in the report, demonstrating the vast recreational opportunities that are offered by local event hosts across the country. The report contains photos and descriptions of many exciting National Trails Day events.
“All of us at American Hiking Society are very proud of the tremendous nationwide support National Trails Day received in 2013,” commented Gregory Miller, President of American Hiking Society. “This year was America’s largest National Trails Day to date, with 2,255 registered trail-related activities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.”
Mark your calendar now and save the date for the 22nd National Trails Day in 2014. Join American Hiking Society and thousands of other outdoor enthusiasts on Saturday, June 7, 2014, as we come together to explore, learn about, and celebrate America’s trails.