The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) is an alliance of national and regional trail-related organizations across a broad spectrum of interests representing motorized and non-motorized communities. Its members work together to build awareness and understanding of the Recreational Trails Program, which returns federal gasoline taxes paid by off-highway recreationists to the states for trail development and maintenance. Read more about CRT.

RTP embraces the “user-pay/user-benefit” philosophy of the Highway Trust Fund, returning federal tax on fuel used for nonhighway recreation to the states for trail projects. Although the tax supporting the Fund is paid only by gas-using vehicles, revenue is available for all recreational trails. Read more about RTP.


Exciting News!

Submissions for the 2021 Tom Petri Annual Achievement Awards Have Been Received; Award Announcements Soon!

CRT will soon announce winners in more than a dozen categories from among dozens of submissions by individuals, agencies and organizations. This popular award program will once again allow winners from around the nation to share news about projects virtually, including the partners behind the successes – and local, state and national officials will help explain the significance of the projects to local communities, to national needs for healthy outdoor opportunities and to accessing America’s public lands and waters. Check back soon for information on the awardees and the time and date for the 2021 awards event.

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News and Updates from the Recreational Trails Program

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State by State Information

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RTP FACT: Nearly 30,000 recreational trails projects have been funded since 1993.

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