Type of Place

Hiking Trails


For nearly 30 years, The Conservation Fund has helped ensure access to some of America’s best hiking experiences. From close-to-home urban trail systems to the most remote wilderness hikes, our efforts have successfully helped establish, connect and extend trails as well as protect viewsheds along the way.  Check out the projects below to learn more about some favorite hiking trails we’ve helped protect.  

Projects

A Bright Future for Rocky Fork

A Bright Future for Rocky Fork

The nearly 10,000-acre Rocky Fork property lies within Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee and abuts the Pisgah National Forest...
Adirondack Park

Adirondack Park

Encompassing one-third of the total land area of New York State, Adirondack Park is a unique collection of public...
Androscoggin Valley Conservation Initiative

Androscoggin Valley Conservation Initiative

The Fund has been working for nearly a decade in the Androscoggin Valley, conserving river frontage, wildlife corridors and historic lands. Our...
Appalachian Trail, Vermont

Appalachian Trail, Vermont

The Fund helped the National Park Service acquire more than 600 acres near the Killington Section of the Appalachian...
Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Located in DeKalb County, just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta, Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area is widely valued for...
Ashley River Historic District / Middleton Place Woodlands

Ashley River Historic District / Middleton Place Woodlands

Located in the fastest growing county in South Carolina, the Ashley River historic district is considered one of the...
Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Known as “The Valley Beautiful,” this rural Appalachian community is prime for development, but it is also home to...
Big Thicket National Preserve

Big Thicket National Preserve

Renowned as the “biological crossroads of North America,” Big Thicket in east Texas is a remarkable mix of southeastern...
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

A rugged landscape that attracts hikers and campers who like a challenge, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park...
Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

As one of the most visited units of the National Park Service (NPS), the Blue Ridge Parkway welcomes more than...
Bridger-Teton National Forest

Bridger-Teton National Forest

The Bridger-Teton National Forest, just southeast of Jackson, Wyoming, encompasses an astounding 3.4 million acres of land.  The jagged...
Brule River State Forest

Brule River State Forest

Anyone seeking to escape into the great outdoors can do so in Wisconsin’s Brule River State Forest. This forest...
Brule-St. Croix Legacy Forest

Brule-St. Croix Legacy Forest

Working forests define the northern Wisconsin landscape, providing timber for the state’s mills, jobs for local residents, tax revenues...
Camp Security Revolutionary War POW Camp

Camp Security Revolutionary War POW Camp

Camp Security in southern Pennsylvania, is one of only a handful of Revolutionary War-era prisoner-of-war camps that have not...
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Situated at 3,200 feet above sea level, Canaan Valley is the highest valley of its size east of the...
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Encompassing a diverse array of habitat types, from the high, dry deserts of the Great Basin to the wet,...
Chimney Rock Park

Chimney Rock Park

Deep in the heart of North Carolina, hikers disappear into another world—a world of waterfalls and rocky cliffs, sweeping...
Circle R Ranch

Circle R Ranch

Scenic ranches along the West’s great rivers rarely come onto the market—and even more rarely become publicly owned. The...
City of Brentwood

City of Brentwood

Access to the outdoors is a health and quality of life issue for all Americans, but especially those living...
City of Rocks National Reserve

City of Rocks National Reserve

Visitors to the City of Rocks National Reserve in south central Idaho will find a striking landscape with unparalleled opportunities for rock climbing,...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Focus on Antietam

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Focus on Antietam

Known as the bloodiest single-day battle in the Civil War, the battle of Antietam took place on September 17,...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Maryland

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Maryland

At the Fund, we believe America’s history is found in our landscapes.  By conserving significant landscapes, we can ensure our nation’s...
Clark County

Clark County

The Fund has undertaken several different conservation projects with the Bureau of Land Management in Clark County. Clark County Grazing...
Connecting Pinhoti And Appalachian Trails

Connecting Pinhoti And Appalachian Trails

When the Appalachian Trail was mapped in the 1920s, the plan set out by Benton Mackaye called for a...
Conserving the Northern Forest

Conserving the Northern Forest

Forests have defined a way of life in the northern New England states of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine...
DuPont State Recreational Forest

DuPont State Recreational Forest

Nestled between the cities of Hendersonville and Brevard, the horseshoe-shaped DuPont State Forest covers 10,400 acres within the Blue Ridge Mountains....
East Fork Headwaters

East Fork Headwaters

Situated on the North and South Carolina border, near or adjacent to more than 100,000 acres of existing conservation...
Elkhorn Mountains

Elkhorn Mountains

The Elkhorn Mountains stretch across 300,000 acres, stand 9,000-feet tall and contain some of the most important and vulnerable...
Farm and Wilderness Camp, Vermont

Farm and Wilderness Camp, Vermont

The Fund helped protect more than 440 acres of private forests, ridgeline and vista near the village of Plymouth,...
Fiery Gizzard Trail

Fiery Gizzard Trail

Fiery Gizzard is a place many Tennesseans hold dear. It is the heart of the South Cumberland Plateau and...