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Great photos of America's National Recreation Trails

See all 2008 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

American Trails is delighted to present the winners of the 2008 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.


2008 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.

Category -- Photo Subject - CLICK on PHOTOS to SEE FULL SIZE
-- National Recreation Trail name
-- Photographer and Affiliation






Hiking and Walking -- Overlooking the Asheville Watershed

-- Mountains-to-Sea National Recreation Trail, North Carolina

-- photo by Matt Mutel



Equestrian Trails -- Heading through the Burn

-- South Fork of Trinity River National Recreation Trail, California

-- photo by Julie Green



Paddling and Water Trails -- Start of the National Recreation Trail at Gervais Street Bridge

-- Congaree River Blue Trail, Columbia and West Columbia, South Carolina

-- photo by Ron Ahle




Bicycling -- Riding in Abraham Lincoln State Park

-- Scout's National Recreation Trail, North Dakota

-- photo from ND Parks and Recreation Department


Winter Trails -- Ohio & Erie Canalway

-- Congressman Ralph Regula National Recreation Trail; Stark County. Ohio

-- photo from Stark County Park District








Education and Training -- Observation tower at Goodson Lake

-- Four Holes Swamp National Recreation Trail; Audubon Center at the Francis Beidler Forest, Harleyville, SC

-- photo by Mark Musselman




Youth and Volunteers -- Carrying a Bridge Stringer by Womens Federation Monument

-- Palisades Long Path National Recreation Trail, Alpine, New Jersey

-- photo by Anthony Taranto




Health and Fitness -- Runners from Cascade Christian High School

-- Sarah Zigler Trail, Jacksonville, Oregon

-- photo by Larry Smith



Trail Work -- Army Reservists Building the Covered Bridge

-- Lake Wobegon National Recreation Trail, Holdingford, Minnesota

-- photo by Chuck Wocken








Arts and Interpretation -- From Tanks to Trail Art

-- Great Allegheny Passage NRT; south of Connellsville, Pennsylvania

-- photo by Mary Shaw




Facilities -- Austin Metropolitan Area's First Commuter Rail

-- Brushy Creek National Recreation Trail; Williamson County, Texas

-- photo by Sallie Burchett, BWM Group




Rail and Canal Trails -- BreedenTrestle

-- Tunnel Hill State Trail in Johnson County, Illinois

-- photo by Jonathan Voelz, Johnson County Revitalization Corporation


Historic Features -- Painting the Capstan at Lock 32

-- Erie Canal Heritage Trail; Rochester, New York

-- photo by Michael R. King




Scenery and Natural Features -- In the Chugach Mountains

-- Williwaw Lakes National Recreation Trail, Anchorage, Alaska

-- photo by Cecil Sanders



Urban Trails and Greenways -- Hot Metal Bridge

-- Great Allegheny Passage, Three Rivers Heritage Trail; Pittsburgh, PA

-- photo by Mary Shaw



Artistic Merit -- Behind Big Laurel Falls

-- Virgin Falls National Recreation Trail, Tennessee

-- photo by Marty Silver



Environmental Features, Flora, and Fauna -- Land Snail Patterns

-- Tradewinds National Recreation Trail, El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

-- photo by Jerry Bauer



arrow See all the entries in the 2008 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 --

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