We hope you will join us for the 25th Annual Hike the Hill®!
Virtual Issue Briefings January 24-28, 2022
Virtual Group Meetings February 14-18, 2022
Celebrating its 25th 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 2022, due to the continuing impact of COVID-19, trail partners from across the nation will come together for VIRTUAL briefings and group meetings to advocate for legislation, learn about new policies, and meet with federal partners, elected officials and their staff, and fellow trail organizations. Participants that wish to meet with their congressional representatives in-person may do so at their own discretion.
If this is your first Hike the Hill®, you haven’t attended in a few years, or haven’t been able to travel to DC, we encourage you to join us in 2022 in this virtual format!
Please reach out to Tyler Ray, firstname.lastname@example.org or Cara Yendrzeski, email@example.com with any questions.
Special $50 Registration Rate for First Time Participants
What’s Included with Registration
*Hike the Hill® Issue Briefings (Live and Recorded)
*Training Session and Resources on Running an Effective Virtual Congressional Meeting
*Hike the Hill® Branded Advocacy Materials for Congressional Meetings (Talking Points, Fact Sheets, and Leave Behinds)
*Virtual Social Hour to connect with other Trail Organizations, DC partners, and others.
*Individual Congressional Office Meetings (scheduled on your own) as part of the collective Hike the Hill® effort.
*A Virtual Meeting Guide is provided after registering to help you schedule and plan your meetings.
*Group meetings with congressional committee and agency staff. (Registration does not guarantee a speaking role in group meetings. Participation may be limited due to capacity, issue focus, or any other reason.)
Limited complimentary registration for those with financial barriers to participation in Hike the Hill® may be available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
For information on group registration email email@example.com.
(Detailed Schedule Available Following Registration)
January 24-28, 2022
All Briefings and Meetings will be scheduled between 2-5pm EST to the extent possible
Issue Briefings (to be scheduled; subject to change)
*Appropriations and Trails Funding
*Administration Priorities and Trails
February 14-18, 2022
Meetings to be Requested/Confirmed
*Office of Management and Budget
*Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Majority and Minority Staff)
*House Natural Resources Committee (Majority)
*House Natural Resources Committee (Minority)
*Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee (Majority and Minority)
*House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee (Majority and Minority)
February 14 (Meetings Scheduled Between 2-5pm ET)
3pm-5pm EST- Agency Trail Leads Updates and Breakout Sessions with Agency Trail Administrators
5:30pm EST- Social Hour
February 15 (Meetings Scheduled Between 2-5pm ET)
2-3:00pm EST- Bureau of Land Management Leadership Meeting
February 16 (Meetings Scheduled Between 2-5pm EST)
2-3:00pm EST- USDA Forest Service Leadership, including Chief Randy Moore
4-5:00pm EST- National Park Service
February 17 (Meetings Scheduled Between 2-5pm EST)
February 18 (Meetings Scheduled Between 2-5pm EST)
Scheduling Meetings with Your Members of Congress
Hike the Hill® participants are encouraged to schedule meetings with their Members of Congress. Upon registration you will receive access to a Virtual Meeting Guide to assist you in this process.