Miles of trail
years of service
Not just another hiking club,
Our mission is State-wide:
Trail Work & Planning
Our members clear blowdowns, brush, re-blazing, and more so the public can safely use the trail. With new trails, we identify property owners, plan routes, and obtain required permissions. The Trails we support include the Pinhoti, the Perdido River, the Coosa River, the Magnolia in Rockford, and trails in the Conecuh National Forest and on Flagg Mountain.
The ECT Connector
Our founding mission in 2001 was to connect the Florida Trail to the Pinhoti Trail via a route with ample support (campsites, resupply) and as much footpath as possible. Today, this effort has become focused in the Coast to Crest Trail, a new route connecting the Florida Trail to the Pinhoti via Ponce de Leon, Geneva, Enterprise, Troy, Wetumpka, and Rockford.
The Alabama Trail
Very early in our history, AHTS envisioned an intra-state long distance hiking trail extending from the Gulf of Mexico up the Western side of the State to Muscle Shoals, then East to Huntsville, then North terminating at the Walls of Jericho. Since 2017, we have built the Perdido River Trail and recruited many collaborators with multiple along this route.
In 2017, AHTS signed a contract with the Alabama Forestry Commission to support our State's development and conservation of Flagg Mountain (near Weogufka), the Southernmost peak of the Appalachian Mountains over 1000'. Our work has included hosting a caretaker, maintaining structures, hosting events, and promoting Flagg nationwide.
Be a part of something bigger than yourself.
Being a part of AHTS means that we are working toward goals that others will enjoy long after we are gone.
AHTS provides me with an opportunity to introduce others to nature and show them how to enjoy our precious natural resources, in a responsible and safe manner.