National Trails Day® is an annual event held the first Saturday in June and organized by the American Hiking Society. It is the largest celebration of trails and designed to promote the importance of preserving trails in the United States. Anyone can participate in activities like hiking, biking, geocaching, horseback riding, paddling, kayaking, and much more! The US has over 200,000 miles of trails and is one of the greatest ways to see this country’s wide array of wildlife and amazing scenery.
At Thousand Trails campgrounds, kids can join Club Blazer, a nature activity club that educates youngsters about preserving natural wildlife and energy conservation. Participation in outdoor activities including nature walks, scavenger hunts, and arts &crafts, makes learning about the environment fun for all kids!
Many National Trails Day® events are registered through the National Hiking Society and can be found here.
Below is a snapshot of Walk the Trails and Club Blazer events happening around the country on Thousand Trails campgrounds.
Tell us how you will be celebrating National Trails Day® in the comments!
Meet at 10 am for a 3/4 mile walk to the beach from the Long Beach RV Campground and Resort. Enjoy beach combing for 1.45 miles and celebrate Thousand Trails’ 46th anniversary in the afternoon with cake!
At the Leavenworth RV Campground 10am-4pm, there will be geocaching along the trails, a dedication to the new Chiwawa River Trails. Don’t miss the grand opening of the Z-Scale Train Display operated by train enthusiast and resident, Ernie who will also give a Q&A on how to include a model train set in your RV!
Take a naturalist lead beautification walk or participate in the scavenger hunt at Birch Bay RV Campground from 10am-3:30pm.
Learn hiking tips to stay safe on the trails or take the forest survival workshop at the South Jetty RV & Camping Resort. Earn a Walk the Trail Pin on the 1 mile trail that is suitable for most hiking levels. Events are from 11-4:30pm.
The folks at Yosemite Lakes RV Resort will be leading two hikes from 10am to 12pm on Saturday – one trail being 4 miles long with elevation gains and considered a medium level hike. The other option is about two miles long and easy for hikers of any level. This campground is situated only five miles from Yosemite National Park, so you will not have any lack of great trails to explore either on the campground or in Yosemite National Park.
Explore the Antelope Valley’s beautiful high desert canyons or self-guided hiking with a map provided to you by the folks at Soledad Canyon RV & Camping Resort. Walk the Trails events are from 8am-2pm.
At Circle M RV & Camping Resort, located within beautiful Amish country, there will be scavenger hunt themed hikes throughout the weekend to celebrate our national trails. Keep track of your mileage and you could win some great prizes!
Beginning at 10am, take a 6.5 mile hike from the registration office of Diamond Caverns RV Resort & Golf to the historic and beautiful Diamond Caverns, located adjacent to the Mammoth Cave National Park.