What do trails mean to you? I use trails for walking, hiking, running and biking. But above all, trails lead to adventure. Trails take me places that few others experience. They help reconnect me with the world and remind me of what really matters.
Each year in early June, the American Hiking Society organizes National Trails Day. This year, that day is this weekend! That’s right, National Trails Day is Saturday, June 7, 2014.
So what exactly is National Trails Day?
It’s a chance to get together with like-minded people and explore a new trail. You can rediscover the joy of outdoor adventure!
If you’re already a an avid hiker, National Trails Day is a great opportunity to give back, volunteering your time to help maintain our trails for those who will follow in your footsteps.
The American Hiking Society has a database of free events that you can join, with everything from hikes and horseback rides to trail maintenance. Here are a few highlights in Southern California:
- Hike to the Hollywood Sign with LA Trail Hikers
- Wilderness Access Day in Limestone Canyon in Orange County
- Help maintain the Big Bear South Shore Trail with REI, and take a bike ride afterwards
Whether you join a group here, I hope you’ll get off the couch and get on the trail this Saturday.
SoCalHiker is a proud supporter of the American Hiking Society.