Save the Date: National Trails Day is June 1, 2013

National Trails Day 2013 LogoMark your calendar for a date with your favorite trail! June 1, 2013, is American Hiking Society's National Trails Day®—the country's largest celebration of trails.

There will be thousands of activities happening all over the country, including hikes, biking, horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more.

National Trails Day® (NTD) is a celebration of America's magnificent trail system that features a series of outdoor activities designed to promote and celebrate the importance of trails in the United States. Individuals, clubs and organizations from around the country host National Trails Day® events to share their love of trails with their friends, family and community. NTD introduces thousands of Americans to a wide array of trail activities: hiking, biking, paddling, horseback riding, trail running birdwatching and more. NTD is also a great time to learn about the beautiful landscapes and special or threatened locales near you.

National Trails Day® activities will be available in all 50 states and also the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

National Trails Day® evolved during the late ‘80s and ‘90s from a popular ethos among trail advocates, outdoor industry leaders and political bodies who wanted to unlock the vast potential in America’s National Trails System, transforming it from a collection of local paths into a true network of interconnected trails and vested trail organizations. This collective mindset hatched the idea of a singular day where the greater trail community could band together behind the NTD moniker to show their pride and dedication to the National Trails System.

Visit to find an event near you and visit the American Hiking Society Facebook page for fun facts and a countdown. Happy Trails!