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2014 NRT Photo Contest Winners

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Great photos of America's National Recreation Trails

See all 2014 entries: Gallery 1 - Gallery 2 - Gallery 3 - Gallery 4 - Gallery 5 - Gallery 6 - Gallery 7 - Gallery 8

 

American Trails sponsors the annual 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. Here are our picks from the 160 entries for 2014:

 

2014 National Recreation Trails WINNING PHOTOS

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

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TRAIL USE CATEGORIES

 

photo of hiker under huge conifers

Hiking through Douglas firs on Lena Lake National Recreation Trail, Olympic National Forest, Washington

— photo by Nikki Yancey

 

 

Hiking and Walking — Lena Lake National Recreation Trail, Washington

— Hiking through Douglas firs, Olympic National Forest

— photo by Nikki Yancey

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Bird to Gird Pathway, Alaska

— photo by Susan Sommer

 

 

Bicycling — Bird to Gird Pathway, Alaska arrow

— Bicyclists on the Bird to Gird Pathway near Anchorage

— photo by Susan Sommer

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Paddling through locks on the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Water Trail, Minnesota

— photo by Ann Rexine

 

 

Water Trails — Mississippi River Water Trail, Minnesota

— Paddling through locks on the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Water Trail, Minnesota

— photo by Ann Rexine

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Left Fork Huntington Creek Trail, Manti-La Sal National Forest west of Huntington, Utah

— photo by Richard Warnick

 

 

Winter Trails — Left Fork Huntington Creek Trail, Utah arrow

— Snowshoeing on the Left Fork Huntington Creek Trail, Utah

— photo by Richard Warnick

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Harbins Park Trail System, Gwinnett County, Georgia

— photo from Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation

 

 

Equestrian Trails — Harbins Park Trail System, Georgia

— Gwinnett County, Georgia

— photo from Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation

 

TRAIL MANAGEMENT

 

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Kayakers share the Alabama Scenic River Trail locks with barges and motor boat traffic

— photo by JoAnn Johnson

 

 

Trail Sharing — Alabama Scenic River Trail, Alabama arrow

— Kayakers share the river locks with barges and motor boat traffic

— photo by JoAnn Johnson

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Family bicycling on the Sacramento River Trail, Redding, California

— photo from Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

 

arrow Health and Fitness — Sacramento River Trail, California

— Family bicycling on the Sacramento River Trail, Redding, California

— photo from Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

TRAIL FEATURES

 

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The Copper Harbor Trails, Michigan, include structures for mountain bike skills riding

— photo from Copper Harbor Trails Club

 

 

 

Innovative Facilities — Copper Harbor Trails, Michigan

— Structures for mountain bike skills riding on the Copper Harbor Trails system

— photo from Copper Harbor Trails Club

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Trail signs along the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, Massachusetts

— photo by Sarah Bierden

 

 

Artistic Inspiration — Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, Massachusetts arrow

— Trail signs along the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail

— photo by Sarah Bierden

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Plaque marks the Western Terminus of the Great Allegheny Passage along the Three Rivers Water Trail in Pittsburgh

— photo by Betsy Manderino

 

 

 

Historic Features — Great Allegheny Passage and Three Rivers Water Trail, Pennsylvania

— Plaque marks the Western Terminus of the Great Allegheny Passage along the Three Rivers Water Trail in Pittsburgh

— photo by Betsy Manderino

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Former railroad corridor is now the American Tobacco Trail in Durham, North Carolina

— photo by Sarina Lewis

 

 

Rail and Canal Trails — American Tobacco Trail, Durham, North Carolina arrow

— Former railroad corridor is now the American Tobacco Trail in Durham, NC

— photo by Sarina Lewis

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Family of badgers along the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Viewing Trail, Montana

— photo by Kimi Smith

 

 

Flora and Fauna — Lee Metcalf Wildlife Viewing Trail, Montana

— Family of badgers at Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, Stevensville, MT

— photo by Kimi Smith

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Getting water at Alum Bluff along the Apalachicola River Blueway, Florida

— photo by Doug Alderson, Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

 

 

Scenery and Natural Features — Apalachicola River Blueway, Florida arrow

— Getting water at Alum Bluff along the Apalachicola River Blueway

— photo by Doug Alderson, Florida Office of Greenways and Trails


 


 

arrow See all the entries in the 2013 NRT photography contest

arrow See all the entries in the 2012 NRT photography contest

arrow See all the entries in the 2011 NRT photography 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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