Hiking is at an all-time high! Blame COVID.

Did you get outside in 2020? Was it your first time? The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) recently reported that last year 160.7 million Americans, or 53% of the United States population, ages 6 and over participated in outdoor recreation at least once. This is the highest participation rate on record; … Read More

Mission of Hiking Trails for America

At the request of Bill Kemsley, Founding Publisher, Backpacker Magazine, I sent him a memo outlining the facts driving our mission.  *** MEMO Date:             5/20/21 To:                 Bill Kemsley, Founding Publisher, Backpacker Magazine From:            Jim Kern Re:                Closing the Gaps in Our National Scenic Trails There are two staggering sets … Read More