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Hiking and Backpacking

This guide provides links to multiple resources for hikers and backpackers.

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Introduction to Hiking Groups

Hiking groups are a great resource for meeting hikers of all levels - beginner to veteran.  In addition to learning new tips and new places to explore, many provide the opportunities to help maintain and promote trails. 

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US Hiking Groups

Trail Care Organizations


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