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published Apr 2021

Criteria for Trail Placement, Control Points, and Layout

The following criteria are used in order to determine suitable locations for new trails and trail reroutes within the Kremmling Field Office, Colorado


published Mar 2021

Earmarks are an Opportunity for Trail Funding

by American Trails Staff

The reemergence of earmarks in the infrastructure and appropriations process in Congress is creating huge opportunity for trail projects that are ready to go.


published Mar 2021

2020 Annual Report

American Trails is pleased to present our 2020 Annual Report.


published Mar 2021

HR 1864: RTP Full Funding Act Moves Forward

Welch and Curtis Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Funding for Recreational Trails -- HR 1864


published Mar 2021

Trail Etiquette - What to Do with Horse Poo

by Lora Goerlich with Equestrian Trails and Facilities Consultant LLC

Lora Goerlich, American Trails contributor and equestrian expert, shares trail etiquette around horse manure.


published Mar 2021

Trails Community Appropriations Recommendations for FFY 2022

by American Trails Staff

These recommendations have been jointly developed for Hike the Hill regarding FFY 2022 asks and justifications for Federal agency budgets affecting trails and outdoor recreation opportunities.


published Mar 2021

National Crosscut and Chainsaw Program

The National Crosscut and Chainsaw Program was created to train smart volunteer and professional sawyers across the nation.


published Feb 2021

The House of Representatives has Passed the Outdoors for All Act!

Public Lands and local parks play a vital role in the physical, social and economic well-being of our communities. The Outdoors for All Act will help underserved communities access parks and public lands, protect areas sacred to Indigenous peoples, ensure clean and safe drinking water, and promote the outdoor recreation economy.


published Feb 2021

Smart Outdoor Inc. is Bringing Innovative Signs to Trails in New York and Beyond

Westchester County New York and Friends of Westchester County Parks, in collaboration with Westchester County Parks, announce collaboration with Smart Outdoor to enhance 34.6-mile running trail.


published Feb 2021

Five Iconic Trails Under 50 Miles

by Amy Camp with Cycle Forward

A trail need not be over 100 miles in length to become a travel destination. Plenty of people desire shorter trail experiences and are willing to design a trip around them just the same.