Press release

The Trust for Public Land and Dartmouth College, in partnership with the National Park Service, today announced the sale of the 175-acre Hudson Farm. The Trust for Public Land purchased the property from Dartmouth and immediately conveyed it to the National Park Service to be added to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

Press release

Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement after the release of President Trump’s first budget:

Runyon Canyon, Los Angeles

Every year as many as two million people escape the bustle of Los Angeles to hike in Runyon Canyon Park. Located in the Hollywood Hills next door to one of the city’s most crowded neighborhoods, Runyon Canyon is a popular place to meet with friends, walk dogs, hike, and enjoy expansive views.


Thanks in part to movies Wild and A Walk in the Woods, the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail are more popular than ever. The nation’s two most famous footpaths lure thousands of...

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The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks, today announced that it has secured a conservation easement on 7,068 acres of the Trumbull Creek property.

Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, HI

Encircling Hawai‘i Island is an ancient coastal trail system that once connected all communities, known traditionally as the alaloa or alanui (long or large trail). In 2000, Congress established the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail to preserve, protect, and where necessary reestablish a 175-mile long designated corridor of that original trail – it does not include the island’s Northeast coast.

Applewood golf course, Golden, CO

Since 1961, the Applewood Golf Course in Golden, Colorado has provided community members and area golf enthusiasts with a picturesque course nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. In late 2016, The Trust for Public Land purchased the property, ensuring the protection of 146 acres of urban open space from residential development.

A group of girls take a spin at Catamount Community Forest

Set in the foothills of the Green Mountains and the fast-growing town of Williston, Vermont, the 383-acre Catamount Outdoor Family Center attracts more than 20,000 bikers, skiers, and hikers per year who take advantage of more than twenty miles of trails that meander through a diverse landscape of open meadows and forested ridges.

View of Warner Hill, Massachusettes

As it passes through the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, The Appalachian Trail explores one of Southern New England’s last wild and remote landscapes. Here, Warner Hill receives both thru-hikers and day visitors, treating them to densely forested trails before giving way to a rocky, open landscape at its peak.


One evening, years ago, Dennis Hart’s mother told him that she wanted to go for a hike.

She was in her 80s then, her health unsteady, but she had an important destination in mind: the remnants of the ancient Hawaiian villages of Kauleoli and Ki’ilae. As a young girl, she’d spent seasons...