American Trails is the only national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of all trail interests, including hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, water trails, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail motorcycling, ATVs, snowmobiling and four-wheeling. American Trails members want to create and protect America’s network of interconnected trails.

We support local, regional, and long-distance trails and greenways, whether they be in backcountry, rural or urban areas. Our goal is to support America’s trails by finding common ground and promoting cooperation among all trail interests. Since our formation in 1988 we’ve been involved in everything from training trails advocates to increasing accessible trail opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Mission of American Trails

American Trails strives to enrich the quality of life for all people and the sustainable development of communities by advancing and promoting the development, preservation, and enjoyment of diverse, high quality trails and greenways.

Vision Statement

American Trails envisions trails within 15 minutes of every American home, school, and workplace American Trails envisions a network of diverse, high quality trails for all people and a trail within 15 minutes of every home, school, and workplace.

Our work includes:






Do you find the resources on our website valuable? Then please join American Trails today to support the work we do to keep you on the cutting-edge! Memberships begin at $25/year for individuals, $50/year for other nonprofit/volunteer groups, and $100/year for businesses.

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Contact us:

American Trails
P.O. Box 491797, Redding, CA 96049-1797
Telephone: (530) 547-2060
Fax: (530) 547-2035
E-mail: trailhead@americantrails.org

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