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NRT Photo Contest Winners

Great photos of America's National Recreation Trails

View the galleries of all 180 entries in the 2004 contest: Gallery 1 - Gallery 2 - Gallery 3 - Gallery 4 - Gallery 5 - Gallery 6 - Gallery 7 - Gallery 8 - Gallery 9

American Trails is delighted to present the winners of the 2004 Photo Contest for National Recreation Trails. Our goal is to celebrate these great trails and to make more Americans familiar with them. We are presenting awards in various categories to highlight the diversity of the NRTs, from backcountry trails to urban greenways. We thank the National Park Service and USDA Forest Service for their enthusiastic support.

NOTE: you may link to these pages and photos but unauthorized copying is forbidden: all rights reserved to the photographers who provided these photos.

WINNING NATIONAL RECREATION TRAILS PHOTOGRAPHS

Category -- Photo Subject
-- National Recreation Trail name
-- Photographer and Affiliation

TRAIL USE CATEGORIES

 

Hiking and Walking -- Hiker enjoying the view

-- Annapolis Rock Hiker Campground and Trail in South Mountain State Park, Maryland

-- photo by Tammy McCorkle

 

Equestrian Trails -- Pack String in the Pasayten Wilderness, Okanogan National Forest

-- Boundary Trail, Washington State
-- photo by Pam Van Den Broek

 

 

Paddling and Water Trails -- Paddling Demo Day On the north shore of the Allegheny River
-- North Shore section of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail segment of the Great Allegheny Passage
-- photo by Mary Shaw

 

Bicycling -- Biking in the Colorado Rockies
-- Mineral Belt National Recreation Trail, Leadville, Colorado
-- photo by Michael Conlin

 

 

Off-Highway Vehicle Riding -- Sightseeing ATV riders

-- Hatfield-McCoy Trail System, West Virginia

-- photo by David Fattaleh

 

 

Snowmobiling -- Down the trail in the Collegeville Station area

-- The Lake Wobegon Trail in Stearns County, Minnesota: COLLEGEVILLE STATION AREA

-- photo by Chuck Wocken, Stearns County Parks

 

 

Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Dogsledding -- Cross-country skiing on the trail

-- The Houtzdale Line National Recreation Trail, on the Allegheny Plateau of Pennsylvania

-- photo by Charlie Maier

TRAIL MANAGEMENT

 

Trail Sharing -- Activities on the dual winter use section of trail

-- The Lake Wobegon Trail in Stearns County, Minnesota

-- photo by Chuck Wocken, Stearns County Parks

 

 

Trail Work -- Trail crew from the Spring Mountains Youth Camp

-- The Mount Charleston National Recreation Trail, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada

-- photo by Annice Ellis

 

 

Education and Youth Corps -- Fifth graders preparing for work

-- The Sarah Zigler National Recreation Trail, Jacksonville, Oregon

-- photo by Larry Smith

 

 

Volunteers -- Volunteers clearing deadfall trees

-- The American Tobacco Trail, North Carolina

-- photo from the Triangle Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

 

 

Health and Fitness -- Different ways to work out

-- Mineral Belt National Recreation Trail, Leadville, Colorado

-- photo by Michael Conlin


TRAIL FEATURES

 

Rail and Canal Trails -- Dedicating the I-91 trail underpass

-- The Cross Vermont Trail near Wells River, Vermont

-- photo submitted by Jennifer Waite, National Park Service

 

 

Historic Features -- Original stacks of the Homestead Steel Works

-- The Steel Valley Trail connects Pittsburgh to McKeesport, Pennsylvania

-- photo by Mary Shaw

 

 

Scenery and Natural Features -- Upper Overland Lake from the trail

-- Ruby Crest National Recreation Trail, Nevada

-- photo by David Ashby, Recreation Forester, Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger District

 

Wildlife and Habitat -- Sheep and cruise ships: above the community of Ketchikan

-- Deer Mountain National Recreation Trail, Tongass National Forest, Alaska

-- photo by Buck Willoughby

 

Arts and Interpretation -- The trailside dancing fountain in Station Square, Pittsburgh

-- Southside section, Three Rivers Heritage Trail segment of the Great Allegheny Passage

-- photo by Mary Shaw

 

 

Innovative Facilities -- Underneath the spectacular Belmar Bridge

-- The Allegheny River Trail and East Sandy Trail connection, Pennsylvania

-- photo by Mary Shaw

 


See all of the 2006 entries: Gallery 1 - Gallery 2 - Gallery 3 - Gallery 4 - Gallery 5 - Gallery 6 - Gallery 7 - Gallery 8 - Gallery 9 - Gallery 10 - Gallery 11 - Gallery 12 - Gallery 13

View the winners and 180 entries in the 2004-05 and 2003-04 NRT Photo Contest

NOTE: you may link to these pages and photos but unauthorized copying is forbidden: all rights reserved to the photographers who provided these photos.


To find NRTs in your state, see the searchable NRT database. If you have questions about the NRT program or the contest, please contact us. Presented by American Trails, P. O. Box 491797, Redding, CA 96049-1797 -- phone (530) 547-2060 -- fax (530) 547-2035 -- NRT@AmericanTrails.org

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Updated October 3, 2007

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