Membership

Appalachian Trail steps with Mountain Laurel


Protect Trails and Trail Lands

1/15
1 OUT OF 15 AMERICANS
resides in the region served by the trails we work on.
700,000
TOTAL NUMBER OF MAPS PRINTED BY THE TRAIL CONFERNCE SINCE THE EARLY 1970s
1,000
NUMBER OF DAILY HIKERS AT ONE OF THE BUSIEST TRAILHEADS IN THE REGION, THE BREAKNECK RIDGE TRAIL

Membership Levels

Supporter
ANNUAL
$40
$50 Family Membership*
DISCOUNTS AT 25 PARTICIPATING RETAIL PARTNERS

CAR WINDOW DECAL

 

*A family membership is for two individuals residing at the same address.
Sponsor
ANNUAL
$75
$90 Family Membership*
CHOICE OF TRAIL CONFERENCE LIGHT-WEIGHT HAT OR ANY MAP SET OF YOUR CHOOSING
*A family membership is for two individuals residing at the same address.
Benefactor
ANNUAL
$150
$200 Family Membership*
RECEIVE A HIKE OF THE WEEK OR A NEW TRAIL CONFERENCE LONG SLEEVE SHIRT
*A family membership is for two individuals residing at the same address.
Leader Circle
ANNUAL
$300
CIRCUIT HIKES IN HARRIMAN OR A TRAIL CONFERENCE LONG SLEEVE SHIRT

75TH ANNIVERSARY APPALACHIAN TRAIL PHOTO BOOK

Membership Benefits

Money-Saving Discounts
  • Get a 25% discount on Trail Conference books and maps when purchased directly from the Trail Conference.
  • Get a 10% discount on Trail Conference logo goods.
  • Save at participating partners and businesses.
  • Free Subscription to the Trail Walker, the Trail Conference's quarterly newsletter filled with timely articles and columns that will enhance your hiking experiences.
Get In The Know
  • Workshops and Seminars on trail maintenance and construction, leadership training, wilderness first aid, chainsaw operation, environmental monitoring and GPS.
  • Volunteer Opportunities to "learn by doing" in areas as varied as trail maintainance, construction, publications, environmental monitoring, and cartography.
  • Access to the Hoeferlin Library at the Trail Conference office, which includes more than 1,000 books on hiking round the world, along with maps, guides and a historical archive.

What Our Members Are Saying

Don Tripp

After years of hiking trails in the northeast l discovered that my enjoyment of these great outdoor experiences was the result of work by volunteers.  I feel fortunate to give back by volunteering with the Trail Conference and making it possible for others to enjoy the thrills, and peacefulness derived through hiking.  

Got stress?  Take a hike!

Lambertville, NJ
Jane Daniels

When I was seven, I saw hiking boots for the first time. My reaction was "I want a pair."  19 years later, I had my first pair. At a friend's suggestion, I joined the Trail Conference in 1979 and five years later I decided it was time to give back. Since then, my involvement has grown and who is to say who benefited more - trails or me with new skills, friends, and lots of memories.       

Mohegan Lake, NY
David Klatt

I love that it doesn’t cost a dime to go running around on trails in the woods like a maniac.

Membership is my way of kicking in to support the people who maintain the blazes and publish the region’s best maps.

Thanks for helping me find my way home.

 

 

Brooklyn, NY