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Trail Smarts

Supporting trails is about more than trail maintenance and public lands advocacy. It’s also about building a welcoming community of trail smart hikers. Learn how to stay safe, improve your on-trail experience and lessen your impact on the places you love. 

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Quick Tips

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Tips for getting outdoors responsibly right now.

Leave No TraceLeave No Trace

Get tips on how you can lessen your impact on trails and in camp.

Spring Safety TipsSpring Safety Tips

Get back in the hiking frame of mind after a long winter.

Hiking How ToHiking How To

These instructional articles will help you plan a day on trail.

Video Resources


Hiking How-To