Skip Nav
Beginner Fitness Tips
The Secret to Burning More Calories in Zumba? Have Fun
Beginner Fitness Tips
What Is HIIT?
Health News
1 Expert Shares Why You Need to Focus on the Short Term to Hit Long-Term Goals

National Trails Day Is Saturday, June 5, 2010

Today Is National Trails Day — Get Out There and Hike!

Lace up your hiking boots because June 5 is National Trails Day — the American Hiking Society's (AHS) "signature trail awareness program." Regardless of where you live, finding a trail shouldn't be a problem: national, state, and local parks are full of great hikes, and there is even privately-owned land that houses great walks that are open to the public.

To celebrate the day, the AHS and other recreational groups are hosting events all over the country that include educational exhibits, trail dedications, gear demonstrations, instructional workshops, and more. For instance, in San Francisco where I live, there will be three events going on including short hikes and clean-up programs in the Presidio and Mt. Sutro. Attending one of these events is a great way to meet like-minded individuals, get in some fitness, and help maintain the quality of a trail by being a part of a clean-up group. The AHS has a handy clickable map that should make it really easy to find an event in your area.

If attending an event is not your thing, just hit the trail on your own or with friends. And since all national parks are offering free admission this weekend, there's no excuse to not get outside!

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
tatsauce tatsauce 6 years
Yay I went hiking on that day! I was camping with friends in Guerneville and we hiked on the Armstrong Redwood trail, I think that's the name. I had a great time. I need to incorporate that more into my exercise regimen.
Paralyzed Woman Hikes Appalachian Trail | Video
Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies
Mountain Hike Treadmill Workout
How to Maximize Your Hike
The Best Outdoor Workouts in Kansas City
Jared Leto Outdoorsy Photos
Man Loses 30 Pounds After Hiking Pacific Crest Trail

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds