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2013 NRT Photo Contest Winners

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Great photos of America's National Recreation Trails

See all 2013 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 2013:

 

2013 National Recreation Trails WINNING PHOTOS

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TRAIL USE CATEGORIES

 

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Hikers on the trail in Alapocas Run State Park, in New Castle County, DE

— photo from Delaware State Parks

 

 

Hiking and Walking — Northern Delaware Greenway Trail - Wilmington

— Hikers on the trail in Alapocas Run State Park, in New Castle County, DE

— photo from Delaware State Parks

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Trail through area recovering from a burn, at the Idaho/Montana border on the Divide-Twin Creek Trail

— photo by David Lingle

 

 

Bicycling — Divide-Twin Creek Trai, Idaho/Montana arrow

— Divide-Twin Creek Trail through area recovering from a burn, at the Idaho/Montana border

— photo by David Lingle

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Canoeists paddling Wacissa River in North Florida, 15 miles east of Tallahassee

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

 

 

Water Trails — Wacissa River Water Trail, Florida

— Canoeists paddling Wacissa River in the Aucilla Wildlife Management Area, Florida

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

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Snow bike tracks along the stream on the May Creek Trail on Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Montana

— photo by David Lingle

 

 

Winter Trails — May Creek National Recreation Trail, Montana arrow

— Snow bike tracks along the stream on the May Creek Trail on Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Montana

— photo by David Lingle

 

TRAIL MANAGEMENT

 

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BLM event with kids on Cress Creek Nature Trail near Ririe, Idaho

— photo by Sarah Wheeler, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Falls District

 

 

Education and Interpretation — Cress Creek Nature Trail, Idaho

— Bureau of Land Management event with kids on Cress Creek Nature Trail near Ririe, Idaho

— photo by Sarah Wheeler, BLM, Idaho Falls District

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Armored mountain bike trail section being built by International Mountain Bicycling Assoc and local volunteers

— photo from AL Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources

 

 

Volunteers and Trail Work — Forever Wild Coldwater Mountain Trail System arrow

— Armored mountain bike trail section being built by IMBA and local volunteers

— photo from AL Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources

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Cross country team having practice on the Junction and Breakwater Trail, Sussex County, DE

— photo from Delaware State Parks

 

 

arrow Health and Fitness — Junction and Breakwater Trail, Delaware

— Cross country team having practice on the Junction and Breakwater Trail, Sussex County, DE

— photo from Delaware State Parks

 

TRAIL FEATURES

 

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The Bike Station at the edge of downtown Pittsburgh on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail; it features a misting fountain, providing welcome relief from the summer heat

— photo by Mary Shaw

 

 

 

Innovative Facilities — Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pennsylvania

— Misting fountain at the Bike Station near downtown Pittsburgh on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail

— photo by Mary Shaw

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Cub Scouts working on a Tree Identification Badge at the Sarah Zigler Interpretive Trail, Jacksonville, OR

— photo by Larry B. Smith

 

 

Art and Interpretation — Sarah Zigler Interpretive Trail, Oregon arrow

— Cub Scouts working on a Tree Identification Badge at the Sarah Zigler Interpretive Trail, Jacksonville, OR

— photo by Larry B. Smith

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Two generations of railroad bridges cross the Conemaugh River, which was part of the historic Main Line Canal route

— photo by Mary Shaw

 

 

 

Historic Features — Kiski-Conemaugh Water Trail, Pennsylvania

— Paddlers look up at two generations of railroad bridges as they canoe the Conemaugh River

— photo by Mary Shaw

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Foggy morning at the historic railroad tunnel on the Tunnel Hill State Trail, Johnson County, IL

— photo by Jonathan Voelz

 

 

Rail and Canal Trails — Tunnel Hill State Trail, Illinois arrow

— The historic railroad tunnel on the Tunnel Hill State Trail, Johnson County, IL

— photo by Jonathan Voelz

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Porcupine along the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Viewing Trail, Stevensville, MT

— photo by Kimi Smith

 

 

Flora and Fauna — Lee Metcalf Wildlife Viewing Trail, Montana

— Porcupine along the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Viewing Trail, Stevensville, MT

— photo by Kimi Smith

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Natural Bridge along Seven Hollows Trail in Petit Jean State Park

— photo by Bryan Hodges

 

 

Scenery and Natural Features — Seven Hollows Trail, Arkansas arrow

— Natural Bridge along Seven Hollows Trail in Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas

— photo by Bryan Hodges

photo of white bird

Winter on the Kiwanis Trail along the Rock River in Janesville, WI

— photo by Tom Peterson

 

 

Artistic Inspiration — Kiwanis National Recreation Trail, Wisconsin

— Winter on the Kiwanis Trail along the Rock River in Janesville, WI

— photo by Tom Peterson


 


 

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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