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Great photos of America's National Recreation Trails

See all 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

American Trails is delighted to present the winners of the 2006 Photo Contest for National Recreation Trails. In celebration of these great trails we are presenting awards in several categories to highlight the diversity of NRTs, from backcountry trails to urban greenways. We thank the National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and U. S. Fish & Wildlife 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 -- Family Outing in Galloway Village

-- Galloway Creek Greenway National Recreation Trail, Springfield, Missouri

-- photo by Terry Whaley

 

 

Equestrian Trails -- The View from the Saddle

-- Northshore National Recreation Trail at Grapevine Lake, near Dallas, Texas

-- photo by Peggie Kimberlin, Cross Timbers Equestrian Trails Association

 

 

Paddling and Water Trails -- Heading Out: Lincoln Park

-- Milwaukee Urban Water Trail, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

-- photo by Eddee Daniel

 

 

Bicycling -- Salisbury Viaduct

-- Allegheny Highlands section of the Great Allegheny Passage NRT, near Meyersdale, PA

-- photo by Mary Shaw

 

 

Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Dogsledding -- Skiing on Decker's Creek

-- Decker's Creek National Recreation Trail in north central West Virginia

-- photo from Monongahela River Trails Conservancy

 

TRAIL MANAGEMENT

 

Trail Sharing -- Steam Shares the Trail

-- Allegheny Highlands section of the Great Allegheny Passage; east of Frostburg, MD

-- photo by Mary Shaw

 

Trail Work -- We Saw the Tree

-- Allegheny Highlands section of the Great Allegheny Passage between Rockwood and Confluence, PA

-- photo by Mary Shaw

 

 

Education and Youth Corps -- Building Bridges

-- Falls Lake Trail, South Shore; part of the Mountains-to-Sea National Recreation Trail, North Carolina

 

 

Youth and Volunteers
-- Volunteers Build a Rock Ford

-- The Buck Trail in the Red River Gorge National Recreation Trail system

-- photo by Charlie Rowe

 

Health and Fitness -- Walking Partners

-- The Rivanna National Recreation Trail, Charlottesville, VA

-- photo by Diana Foster

 

 

Accessibility -- Blackwater Swamp in Spring

-- Francis Beidler Forest National Recreation Trail, Four Holes Swamp, South Carolina

-- photo by Mark Musselman


TRAIL FEATURES

 

Rail and Canal Trails -- Carriage Driving

-- Historic Union Pacific Railtrail near Park City, Utah

-- photo submitted by Jennifer Waite, National Park Service

 

 

Historic Features -- Interpreting Eliza Furnace

-- Ghost Town National Recreation Trail at Eliza Furnace, Pennsylvania

-- photo by Mary Shaw

 

 

Scenery and Natural Features -- View of Turnagain Arm

-- Indian to Girdwood National Recreation Trail near Anchorage, Alaska

-- photo by Alan S. Carmer

 

 

Wildlife and Habitat -- Barred Owl

-- Francis Beidler Forest National Recreation Trail, Audubon Center, South Carolina

-- photo by Mark Musselman

 

 

Arts and Interpretation -- The Wild Ride

-- House Creek Greenway National Recreation Trail, at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh

-- photo from North Carolina Museum of Art

 

 

Innovative Facilities -- Trail Under Cover

-- on the Cuyahoga Valley Trail, near Cleveland, Ohio

-- photo by Mary Shaw

 

 

Artistic Merit -- Lone Rider

-- Tunnel Hill National Recreation Trail near Vienna in southern Illinois

-- photo by Diane McCleland


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 December 11, 2006

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