Coalition for Recreational Trails



Award-winning trail projects and programs funded through the Recreational Trails Program of the Federal Highway Administration


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Awards were presented at the Sam Rayburn House Office Building


Winners have been announced for the 2016 Annual Achievement Awards in recognition of outstanding use of Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds. The awards ceremony hosted by the Coalition for Recreational Trails was held in Washington, DC on June 8, 2016 at U.S. House of Representatives offices.

Representing CRT were Marianne Fowler, Co-Chair, and Duane Taylor, Vice Chair and Awards Committee Chair. We were also honored by the assistance of Barbara McCann, Director of the Office of Safety, Energy, and Environment in the Policy Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The awards are part of annual efforts by national trails and outdoor recreation organizations to promote the importance of RTP funding to States across America.


The trail programs and project sponsors honored for 2016 are listed below by category of award:


Cochran Mill Park Trail - Georgia

Maintenance and Rehabilitation


Kanab Creek OHV Bridge - Utah

Construction and Design


Gypsum City Off-Highway Vehicle Park - Iowa

Public-Private Partnerships Enhancing Public Lands Access and Use


Ash to Kings Trail - Nevada

Community Linkage

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NevaDA Conservation Corps crew on the Ash to Kings trail


Great Trails: Providing Quality OHV Trails and Experiences Guidebook - National

Education and Communication


Dolan Springs Trail - Arizona

Multiple-Use Management and Corridor Sharing


Graber Pond Accessible Trail - Wisconsin

Accessibility Enhancement


Rock Creek Park Bridge Project - District of Columbia

Youth Conservation/Service Corps and Community Outreach


Utah Conservation Corps Bike Crew - Utah

Youth Conservation/Service Corps and Community Outreach


Eureka Trail - Tennessee

Engaging Public-Sector Partners


Trails Advisory Board - Indiana

Outstanding State Recreational Trails Advisory Committee


The Recreational Trails Program

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) of the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration provides funds to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both nonmotorized and motorized recreational trail uses. RTP funds come from the Federal Highway Trust Fund, and represent a portion— less than one third— of the motor fuel excise tax paid into the Trust Fund from nonhighway recreational fuel use. The RTP leverages hundreds of millions of dollars of additional support from other sources for trails, encourages productive cooperation among trail users, and facilitates healthy outdoor recreation and economic activity across America.

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