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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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We can help guide you through everything you need to know.

Summer Safety TipsSummer Safety Tips

What should hikers know before heading out on a hike this summer.







Hiking How ToHiking How To

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

Leave No TraceLeave No Trace

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





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 Hiking How-To