Articles

Subcategories • Book ReviewsEditorialsFAQFeatured TrailsFeatured NRTsMemorialsNews and Press ReleasesPhoto GalleriesSponsored ContentTrail HubsWhy Trails



published Jun 2021

National Forest System Trail Stewardship Partner Funding 2021 Projects Selected

The National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service is pleased to announce 48 funded projects.


published Jun 2021

Signage Solutions for Every Trail System

by Emily McKinney with Pannier Graphics

Pannier is the leading manufacturer of signs, panels, exhibit bases, and frames. With a full line of exhibit bases, there is a product for every trail and wayside application.


published May 2021

Three Hidden Health Benefits of Hiking, 2021 Edition Guide

by Jamie Stone with Outdoorish

Hiking is widely recognized as one of the healthiest hobbies anyone can have, and for a good reason too. When we break it down to plain physics, walking activates most muscle groups, which not only keeps us in shape but also conditions us to become more resilient to all bodily ailments and harms.


published May 2021

FAQ: Trail Graduate Programs

by American Trails Staff

Are there any graduate programs that are focused on trail planning, development, and design?


published May 2021

New Member Benefits for American Trails Members

American Trails is announcing new benefits for our members, including discounts at top outdoor recreation retailers!


published May 2021

FAQ: Apps for Trail Management and Volunteers

Information on apps that can be used for trail management that would be suitable for volunteer-type organizations.


published May 2021

Art Ports Allow More Options for Public Art

by American Trails Staff

This new products proposes infrastructural necessities of public art be decoupled from the work, and instead be a part of the Active Transportation landscape. This manifests in flexible, reusable, foundational footings designed with temporary and permanent public art opportunities in mind.


published May 2021

Sensing the Trail

by Arwen Brenneman with Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.

Levaware systems is offering IoT intelligence to create a new type of trailhead.


published May 2021

Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Funds Help Bring Changes to Oklahoma State University (OSU) Botanical Garden

by American Trails Staff

The botanical garden at OSU is undergoing improvements with the help of RTP grant funding.


published Apr 2021

Hike the Hill 2021 Priorities

This February and March, over 120 advocates virtually hiked the halls of Congress to call for action to protect and expand access for all to public lands and trails. These efforts, led by the Partnership for the National Trails System and American Hiking Society, developed a series of common messages and legislative priorities for the coming Federal fiscal year. We encourage all of our partners to download the Hike the Hill materials now to help build a common agenda for the entire trails community.