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What's New On The American Discovery Trail

Keep up to date with the many things happening on the American Discovery Trail.

35th HikaNation Reunion Planned
HikaNation was a precursor and inspiration of the American Discovery Trail. Sponsored by the American Hiking Society, several dozen hikers walked across America from April 1980 to May 1981. Hikers, organizers, family members, and other interested people will be holding a reunion in Estes Park, Colorado, on September 18–20, 2015.
For more information on the reunion, click here to download a PDF flyer.
For more information on the HikaNation, visit their Facebook page, or visit
or have a look at this video , complied by Susan “Butch” Henley, who hiked coast-to-coast on the HikaNation, and was executive director of the American Hiking Society and the American Discovery Trail Society.

Trail Videos Available

Jim Shaner who has been hiking the ADT in sections over several years, has made some short videos of the trail:

Here's a video of Ryan Herrmann taped in Parkersburg, WV by WTAP:

•March 17, 2015 - Our quarterly newsletter, Discover America, is being printed and mailed to all ADT members.

July 9, 2014 - Equestrian information is now available in a pdf file format., The document is work in progress with the remaining states to be included shortly.

NOTE: While the American Discovery Trail Society is pleased to link to ADT traveler's trail journals from the Society's web page, the ADT Society reserves the right to decide which content is inappropriate for publication on our site. The Society does not support any content which includes violation of hiking ethics or breaking of local, state or federal rules or regulations. The ADT Society will not link to any trail journal with such content. Readers are invited to report any inappropriate content to

The ADT Society also recommends that travelers who post their travel journals on the internet should exercise standard precautions when including specific information about their location. This recommendation is made for the safety of the travelers.

•Apr. 27, 2015, - Amiee is nearing Logan OH. Her trail journal is

•Apr. 27, 2015, - Unitic is looking forward to the C&O Canal trail. His trail journal is

•Apr. 27, 2015, - Ryan had a short break and is now headed into IN, taking the northern route. His trail journal is

•Apr. 24, 2015, - Mary is enjoying the bird houses along the Cardinal Greenway in IN. Her trail journal is

•Apr. 23, 2015, - Stephen is the barefoot hiker!.

•Apr. 24, 2015, - Krista is back in CO and getting ready to complete her westward trek. Her trail journal is

• July 2, 2008 - Virtual ADT Hike Click here to see a virtual hike on the ADT. Note: Best viewed with the Internet Explorer Browser.

•Dec. 19, 2007 - A group of non-profits that are working to help preserve and protect the National Landscape Conservation System launched a Web site at This site contains descriptions of all the system's units (including these two trails plus more) and places for people who have adventured on these lands to post stories and photos.

LINKS to PREVIOUS American Discovery Trail travelers

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