National Organizations

Pacific Crest Trail sign with trail in the background.
Pacific Crest Trail sign with trail in the background. © Bart Smith

Partnership for the National Trails System: The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) connects member not-for-profit trail organizations and Federal agency partners to further the protection, completion, and stewardship of the 30 National Scenic and Historic Trails within the National Trails System.

The PNTS advocates on behalf of the National Trails System as a whole for land preservation and stewardship resources. Other major roles of the PNTS include the collection and dissemination of National Trails news and the development of outreach initiatives and youth programming.

Visit the Partnership for the National Trails System website for more information.

Learn more about the national scenic and historic trail not-for-profit trail organizations.



American Trails: American Trails advances the development of diverse, high quality trails and greenways for the benefit of people and communities. Through collaboration, education, and communication, American Trails raises awareness of the value these trail systems offer.

Visit the American Trails website for more information


American Hiking Society: As the national voice for America’s hikers, American Hiking Society (AHS) promotes and protects foot trails and the hiking experience.

Visit the American Hiking Society website for more information.

Last updated: January 16, 2018