Who We Are

Nearly a century ago when hikers and nature enthusiasts blazed the first section of Appalachian Trail, they set in motion a rich tradition of civic engagement in conservation, stewardship and advocacy for open spaces-the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.

Now encompassing a network of over 1,700 miles of trails throughout greater metropolitan New York, the Trail Conference is a coalition that includes almost 100 clubs and 10,000 individual members dedicated to one purpose: creating, protecting and promoting the nation's finest network of foot trails in a major metropolitan area.

Hiking is more than a walk in the woods, especially in a densely populated region. It requires vigilance and care for the trails and lands we love. If you love to get outside and enjoy nature in our region, support the work of the Trail Conference. 

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