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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Wouldn't you look swell in this t-shirt from our friends at the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association?

All proceeds go to the the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association (ALDHA) is a 501-3C nonprofit organization, composed of about 1800 hikers, thru-hikers, flip-floppers, and dreamers) throughout the United States and world. They are raising funds to nudge the National Trails System land managers and legislative bodies to create an active funded plan/strategy to secure at least the trail treadways of these 11 National Scenic Trails as intended by the 1968 Act.

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Could the Great Plains Trail Become America's Next Great Long Path?

America’s next long trail should cross the Great Plains, says the path’s pioneer, Steve Myers. Will hikers share his vision?

More from Backpacker Magazine: www.backpacker.com/trips/great-plains-trail
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We have a trivia question for you this #FactFriday!

The first person to comment below with the correct answer gets a free copy of Jim’s book: “Trail Reflections.” Good luck!
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