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posted Feb 19, 2024

Desert Ecology Trail, Saguaro National Park, Arizona

Located in the Sonoran desert, this paved interpretative, signed trail gives an overview of the plants, animals, and weather encountered in the desert.


posted Feb 19, 2024

Fossil Exhibit Trail, Badlands National Park, South Dakota

This fully accessible boardwalk trail features fossil replicas and exhibits of now extinct creatures that once roamed the area.


posted Feb 7, 2024

2024 North American Trail Sector Survey Now Open!

American Trails is partnering with Trans Canada Trail to launch the inaugural North American Trail Sector Survey.


posted Feb 1, 2024

Why Trails Matter: Trails and Greenways Promote Health

by American Trails Staff

Trails and greenways create healthy recreation and transportation opportunities by providing people of all ages with attractive, safe, accessible and low- or no-cost places to cycle, walk, hike, jog or skate.


published Jan 2024

Why Trails Matter: Trails are Inclusive

by American Trails Staff

Trails, if designed well, can promote equitable access to the outdoors for people of all ages and abilities, bringing together people with diverse social, racial, gender, and economic identities. Inclusive trails don't just happen. It takes a robust public engagement process, inclusive approaches to trail programming, public awareness efforts and trail enhancements to meet the diverse needs of the entire community.


posted Dec 31, 2023

Fulbright Spring Greenway, Missouri

From Trash to Treasure. What used to be a landfill in Springfield, Missouri is finding new use.


published Jan 2024

Storm-Watching and King Tides: A Perfect Pair

by Danelle Dodds, Visit Long Beach Peninsula

Storm-watching on the Long Beach Peninsula is one of nature’s most dazzling performances, and we’re lucky enough to have a front-row seat.


posted Dec 18, 2023

Wilson Creek Trail, Texas

The Wilson Creek Trail system winds parallel to Wilson Creek through the City of McKinney, spread out across 500 acres through several extraordinary community parks, creating a multifaceted hub with a wealth of recreational diversity and naturalist adventures.


posted Dec 13, 2023

Rails to Trails Conservancy's TrailNation™ Playbook

by Rails to Trails Conservancy

Rails to Trails Conservancy's TrailNation™ Playbook brings the decades of experience building trail networks across the country to a resource of case studies, best practices and tools for trail network development on a local and national level.


published Dec 2023

Three National Scenic Trails Designated as Units of the National Park System 

by National Park Service

Three national scenic trails have become the country’s newest National Parks, raising the total number of existing parks from 425 to 428.