American Hiking Society (Silver Spring, MD)


  • Name:Kim Lyons
  • Title:Director of Development

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:American Hiking Society
  • Address:1422 Fenwick Lane
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:301-565-6704
  • Main fax:301-565-6714

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  • Mission:
  • As the national voice for America’s hikers, American Hiking Society promotes and protects foot trails, their surrounding natural areas, and the hiking experience.

  • Overview:
  • Founded in 1976, American Hiking Society is the only national organization that promotes and protects foot trails, their surrounding natural areas, and the hiking experience. Through advocacy, volunteerism, and outreach American Hiking Society champion’s conservation issues, builds public and private partnerships, supports volunteer environmental stewardship, and provides critical resources to help plan, fund, and develop trails. American Hiking Society represents millions of hikers committed to beautiful places to hike and who believe that the preservation of hiking trails and their environments is important and a worthwhile legacy to leave future generations.

  • History:
  • In our almost 40 years, AHS has influenced the passage of amendments to the National Trails System Act, helped establish rail-banking (which launched the successful rails-to-trails movement), led the creation of a national coalition of trail organizations, the Partnership for the National Trails System, spearheaded the formation of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance, was a co-founder of the Outdoor Alliance human-powered outdoor recreation coalition, and supported the formation of the Congressional Trails Caucus. This past year, AHS provided Congressional briefings for both the House and Senate on the Economic Benefits of Trails, highlighting the contribution trails and outdoor recreation provide towards job creation, tax and tourism revenue and a sustainable economic future for communities. As part of AHS’s 22nd annual National Trails Day®, Gregory Miller, AHS’s President and U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell led a national Trails Connect Dialogue that brought together federal, state and local agency leaders as well as champions from the trails, conservation, health and veterans constituencies to help chart the future for America’s trail system.

  • Year established:1976
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:16
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:7


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(2)
  • Tax ID:51-0211993

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:510211993
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  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:8605 2ND AVE
  • Organization City:SILVER SPRING
  • Organization State:MD
  • Organization Zip:20910-3327
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:April, 1977
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):120, 298
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Publishing activities, Training in sports
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$200,746
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,177,283
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,169,041
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 2:15:51 pm

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