Leave No Trace is built on seven core principles that are used to communicate the best available minimum impact guidance for enjoying the outdoors responsibly. The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace were developed to help educate and guide recreationists in sustainable minimum impact practices that mitigate or avoid recreation-related impacts.Learn More
A portion of the donations we receive are passed along to Leave No Trace to help their cause.
The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is the leading organization inspiring personal and meaningful connections to our National Forests, the centerpiece of America’s public lands.
Working on behalf of the American public, the NFF leads forest conservation efforts and promotes responsible recreation. The NFF believes these lands, and all they provide, are an American treasure and are vital to the health of our communities.Learn More
A portion of the donations we receive are passed along to the NFF to help replant trees across our National Forests.
Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks (Metro Parks) is a public agency serving the citizens of Central Ohio by providing a regional system of clean, safe, natural area parks. Metro Parks features 19 outstanding natural area parks with more than 230 miles of trails and over 27,500 acres of land in seven Central Ohio counties.Learn More
Metro Parks has submitted 134 trails (over 230 miles) to the site - some of which are the entire Greenway trails. MyHikes is partnering with Metro Parks by serving free interactive trail maps for all of their visitors. We're hoping this helps people plan trips and to get to the trailhead easier.
Kestrel Land Trust conserves and cares for forests, farms, and riverways in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, while nurturing an enduring love of the land. Kestrel has conserved more than 25,000 acres of wildlands, woodlands, farmland, and riverlands since 1970. Today, we aim to protect 1,000 acres each year.Learn More
Kestrel Land Trust has submitted a variety of suggested routes for hikes on lands and trails the nonprofit has helped to conserve. The majority of these are on town-owned or privately owned conservation areas, while a few are conservation areas owned by Kestrel Land Trust.
Nestled in a narrow valley and along the winding stream of Freeman Run in Austin, Pennsylvania is the ruins of the Bayless Paper Mill Dam, currently referred to as the Austin Dam. In 1911 the dam broke and water engulfed much of the town of Austin and claimed over 78 lives. In 1994 the Austin Dam Memorial Park Association was formed and they since have worked diligently to preserve the dam remains and to create a beautiful natural park.Learn More
Alvie (aka OliverPhineas), President of the Austin Dam Memorial Park Association, has added several hikes from Austin Dam and the surrounding area. Some of these hikes start at Austin Dam and branch outward toward Sizerville State Park, other trails meander through the Susquehannock State Forest near the Austin Dam Memorial Park.
HikingUpward, founded by Tony Van Vugt in 2000, is a group of avid hikers who enjoy spending time in the magnificent forests and parks of the mid-Atlantic states. Over the years, they have hiked many beautiful mountains and valleys, and founded HikingUpward.com to share what they've learned, create a meeting place for people who like to hike, and encourage anyone with an interest to enjoy the outdoors.
HikingUpward is completely free to use, and it is maintained entirely on a volunteer basis.Learn More
Tony (HikingUpward Founder) and Dave (MyHikes Founder) are good friends that wanted to help hikers on each of their sites find more awesome trails, hikes, and backpacking treks on each other's sites. So you can find links to HikingUpward on the MyHikes' Trails pages to help you explore more trails in the VA, WV, and NC areas.
Located in Wellsboro, PA, Wild Asaph Outfitters offers quality equipment and apparel for all your outdoor adventures! From backpacking to day hikes, rock climbing to trail running, Wild Asaph Outfitters carries a wide selection of outdoor products to help keep you comfortable so you can focus more on the scenery and less on the blisters and bad weather.Learn More
Wild Asaph Outfitters helps MyHikes by giving out some of our free stickers to patrons in-store. MyHikes is happy to partner with WAO to help get their brand out to more outdoor enthusiasts as well.
The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania, originally named the Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan Trail, was initially imagined as a way to grow the nature and heritage tourism industry in the Pennsylvania Wilds by promoting the region’s unique artisan wood products, and tying them to the regional PA Wilds brand. The opportunity, however, was much greater. The PA Wilds is home to an impressive and diverse community of skilled artisans, craftspeople, and producers working across a variety of media. In 2007, following the Artisan Development Initiative economics study, the PA Wilds Artisan Trail program was born. In 2015, the program was relaunched as the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania to better reflect its growing membership and mission.Learn More
The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania shares a page on MyHikes on their site. They also share social media posts to help spread the word about the site.MyHikes Wilds Coop page
Welcome to the Pennsylvania Wilds, home to some of the most spectacular wild lands east of the Mississippi. Surround yourself with the same breathtaking beauty and fresh air that has greeted others for centuries. Today, the Pennsylvania Wilds is one of the best outdoor recreation destinations in North America. Largely rural and forested, the region has a rich history and culture.Learn More
PA Wilds has been kind enough to allow us to use their partner logo on our pages.