National Trails Day 2020 Goes Virtual

Each year people all across the country unite on the first Saturday of June to celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, events won’t be held in person this year on June 6, but American Hiking is still fighting for trail protections and equitable access to the outdoors.

On National Trails Day 2020 American Hiking Society will partner with land managers, volunteers, and the public to take actions from home that protect trails and public lands and ensure outdoor access for all.

While the COVID-19 quarantines have put into sharp focus how much our minds and bodies need time outside every day, the trails and parks we value are under threat and not everyone has easy access to safe, quality green space. In honor of National Trails Day, the AHS is encouraging everyone to take American Hiking’s #PublicLandsProtector Pledge to protect trails and parks and fight for equitable access.

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In addition to taking the #PublicLandsProtector Pledge, AHS invites the outdoor communication to join the National Trails Day digital movement and share on social media why access to trails and natural space are important to you. Tag photos with #NationalTrailsDay and @AmericanHiking to be entered into a photo contest with a chance to win one of multiple prize packages of outdoor gear.