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We make it easy to support your local trails. We are a coalition of more than 100 clubs and 10,000 individual members dedicated to creating, protecting and promoting the finest network of foot trails in a major metropolitan area in the country.
We put our money where you hike. Nearly a century ago when we blazed the first section of the Appalachian Trail, we set in motion a rich tradition of civic engagement in conservation, stewardship and advocacy for open spaces.
We are the leading trail organization in the region. Hiking is more than a walk in the woods, especially in a densely populated region. Trails and the lands they traverse require care, responsible use, and vigorous support by the people who enjoy them.