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published Aug 2018

Signs and Etiquette for Shared-use Urban Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Encouraging different types of users to share the trail is just as important on urban trails as it is on backcountry trails.


published Dec 2019

Visitor and Trail Management Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in management of trails and greenways: facility management; urban trail and bike/ped management; visitor management.


posted Dec 20, 2019

Recreational Trails Program Highlight: Whiskey Run Mountain Biking Trail

by American Trails Staff

The Whiskey Run Mountain Biking Trail located in Bandon, Oregon was awarded $214,618 in Recreational Trails Program funds in the year 2016.


published Dec 2019

BioSpan Creates Environmental Green Non-Toxic Chemical Products for Paving and More

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

An interview with Dr. Sheldon Chesky, President & CEO of BioSpan


published Dec 2019

FAQ: How to designate your trail as a National Recreational Trail.

The NRT program works to preserve and celebrate our nation's pathways. Here's an overview of how to apply for NRT designation.


posted Dec 12, 2019

RTP Highlight: The Stage Coach Trail

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

The Coalition for Recreation Trails (CRT) awarded the 2019 Maintenance and Rehabilitation award to the Vermont ATV Sportsman's Association (VASA) for the Stage Coach Trail Improvement project.


published Dec 2019

Mile Markers and Distance Signs Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Mileage can be marked off on signs, posts, stones, or stencils on the pavement.


published Dec 2019

Trail Warriors

by Lora Goerlich with Equestrian Trails and Facilities Consultant LLC

American Trails contributor Lora Goerlich celebrates Trail Warriors-- park rangers, naturalists, maintenance workers, and staff-- who understand and care about real and sustainable trail access.


published Jul 2014

FAQ: Is There a Universal Difficulty Rating System for OHV Trails?

by American Trails Staff

Generally there are no difficulty ratings for OHV trails.


published Dec 2019

National Recreation Trail (NRT) Signs are Making a Splash

Over the last few months we have distributed hundreds of NRT signs to trails all over America.