Mission Statement

America has 11 National Scenic Trails, but after 60 years only the Appalachian National Scenic Trail has a right-of-way set aside for posterity. The other 10 trails have gaps subject to closure and dangerous road-walks. Many have access problems. Hiking Trails for America (HTA) has been formed to support permanent protection and continuity for all National Scenic Trails and to educate the general public in the use of foot trails for walking, hiking and backpacking.

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50 years ago today, the National Trails System Act was signed into law! ... See MoreSee Less

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Grandma Gatewood's legendary hike along the Appalachian Trail is subject of new children's book: www.journalnow.com/relishnow/the_arts/performing_arts/grandma-gatewood-s-legendary-hike-along-the...
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Congress MUST act to complete our National Scenic Trails - especially in light of the 50th anniversary of the National Scenic Trails Act. #FactFriday ... See MoreSee Less

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