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View dozens of great photos entered in the 2009 National Recreation Trails Photo Contest.

New information and National Recreation Trails designated on USDA Forest Service lands

14 trails ihave been nominated for designation as NRTs in 2009

arrow See the winners and 240 photos entered in the 2008 National Recreation Trails Photo Contest.

The NRT NEWS for NRT managers and supporters is available for Spring 2008. Download the pdf (543 kb)

24 designations of new National Recreation Trails have been made for 2008.

The Rich Guadagno Memorial Trail, the 1,000th National Recreation Trail, was dedicated to a hero of United Flight 93 (Setpember 11, 2001) at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon on National Trails Day, 2007.

See the winners and 190 pictures entered in the 2007 National Recreation Trails Photo Contest.

US Interior Secretary Kempthorne designates 40 new National Recreation Trails in 22 States for 2007. See the news release and list of newly designated trails

The new issue of the NRT NEWS for NRT managers and supporters is available for Winter 2006-07. Download the pdf (923 kb)

See the winners and over 240 entries in the 2006 National Recreation Trails Photo Contest! The annual contest provides a chance to submit photos of any designated National Recreation Trail.

New designated trails announced for 2006 National Recreation Trails Program.

The Fall 2005 issue of the NRT NEWS for NRT managers and supporters is available. Download the pdf (328 kb)

The Bureau of Land Management is a supporter of the National Recreation Trails program. We have just started a new section to feature the wide variety of trails on BLM lands which are designated National Recreation Trails.

Thirty-eight trails were nominated for possible designation as National Recreation Trails in 2005. Announcements of the new nominations will take place in June, 2005.

Designations for 2004 of new National Recreation Trails were announced by the Secretary of Interior prior to National Trails Day on June 5. Trails on US Department of Agriculture land (including National Forests) follow a separate designation process also underway.

New book on NRTs underway. American Trails is proud to be working with the authors of what will be a beautiful celebration of National Recreation Trails nationwide. Photographer Charles Gurche and author Kai Huschke will highlight the voices of 75 of the trails in Trailing America: Our National Recreation Trails. more...

Events on the trails promote NRT designation: National Trails Day has provided the date for many trail celebrations but the opening of a new section or other event of local significance is a great way to generate positive publicity for your trail.

Four trails on National Forests and Grasslands were designated as new National Recreation Trails by the Secretary of Agriculture for 2003. Trails on lands managed by the US Department of Agriculture go through a USDA nomination process.

Twenty-three trails and greenways were designated in 2003 by the Secretary of the Interior. See the lists of trails designated as National Recreation Trails in 2001 and 2002. Trails on local and private lands, as well as land administered by the BLM, NPS, and USF&WS go through a USDOI nomination process.

The Catwalk National Recreation Trail in New Mexico

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