Hike the Hill

Mark your calendars for February 12-17 for Hike the Hill 2023®

Returning In-Person to Washington, DC

 Issue Briefings will occur virtually the Week of January 23 (Live and Recorded, Subject to Change)
Registration* and Hotel Room Block will be available in early December
Hike the Hill® is a joint effort by
American Hiking Society and the Partnership for the National Trails System

Celebrating its 26th year, Hike the Hill® is a joint effort between American Hiking Society and Partnership for the National Trails System to bring together the trails community to advance shared trail priorities with congressional and federal agency leaders including: trails funding, public lands management and conservation, equitable access, and other top priority issues that sustain trails and improve access to public lands.

In 2023 trail partners from across the nation will come together for virtual issue briefings (Week of January 23), in-person group meetings, and a Trails Celebration at REI (Week of February 12) to advocate for legislation, learn about new policies, and meet with federal partners, elected officials and their staff, and fellow trail organizations.

*Registration does not guarantee a speaking role or attendance in group meetings. Participation may be limited due to capacity, issue focus, or any other reason.

Tentative Schedule

Week of January 23 (Afternoons, Eastern Time) Virtual Issue Briefings

February 12-17 In-Person Hike the Hill® in Washington, DC

Sunday, February 12

Partnership for the National Trails System Board and Trails Leader Council Meetings (Time TBD)

Welcome Session and Material Pick-up (Time TBD)

Monday, February 13-Friday, February 17 (Friday Meetings As Needed):

Group Meetings with Federal Agency Leadership and Congressional Committees

Congressional Office Meetings (Scheduled on your own)

Wednesday, February 15

Trails Celebration at REI DC Flagship Store (5:30pm EST)

Host Hotel

The Washington Plaza Hotel will continue to serve as the host hotel for Hike the Hill®. A room block has been secured for $149/night (Single)/$169/night (Double). Additional information and reservation link will be provided with the opening of registration in early December.

Please reach out to Tyler Ray, tray@americanhiking.org  or Valerie Rupp, valerie@pnts.org with any questions.

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