New HTA Website!


I am happy to announce our new website that will focus on closing the gaps in the National Scenic Trails. Ten out of 11 have gaps and we are on a mission to gain Congressional approval for this important initiative.

The website will provide updates and news, as well as photos and videos of our beautiful trails. We urge you to sign up for the e-newsletter, “like” our Hiking Trails for America Facebook page and follow us on Instagram.

All who “like” our Facebook page, and/or follow us on Instagram, will be entered into a drawing for an autographed copy of my coffee table book “Trail Reflections.”    Drawing will be held October 31.

Hiking Trails For America website –

Hiking Trails For America Facebook –

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The media team will be launching contests as we move forward.  We encourage you to engage with us on Facebook by telling us your favorite hiking trails and where you have experienced gaps and to share your photos and videos. Stay tuned for a #CloseTheGaps Instagram campaign as well.

For those of you near the Jacksonville, Florida area please mark your calendars for November 28 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. I’ll be talking about my mission to close the gaps.  Location:  REI at 4862 Big Island Drive, St. Johns Town Center for my book signing of Trail Reflections.

– Jim Kern

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