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posted Aug 6, 2019

Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Area, West Virginia

Spanning nearly 400 miles across eight counties, this backcountry trail system provides for a variety of trail uses, including all-terrain vehicle use, mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding.


published Aug 2019

Planning Trails With Wildlife in Mind - Wildlife and Trails Primer

by American Trails Staff

The Primer provides discussion of broad wildlife topics, plus key concepts and rules of thumb to help with trail planning and management.


published Aug 2019

Why Water Trails are Better Than Land Trails

by Mike Passo with American Trails

A totally unbiased analysis by a kayaker with a disability.


published Jan 2004

8 Most Used Trail Tools for Lifting and Hauling

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Lifting and Hauling Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Jul 2019

Connecting 10 million People to the Outdoors in Los Angeles County

by Ryan Branciforte with OuterSpatial, Zachary T. Likins with Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department, Michelle O'Connor with Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department, Sheela Kleinknecht, Dora Nuñez

The story behind the development of LA Counties world-class trails mobile app and website covering 600+ parks, over 550 linear miles of trails, hundreds of points of interest.


published Jul 2019

Life Adjacent to a Rail Trail

by Craig Della Penna with The Murphys Realtors, Trailside Team

A trail advocate's bed & breakfast offers trail opponents a chance to spend the night next to a trail.


published Jul 2019

Calvin Kangas - Doing What He Loved

by American Trails Staff

Calvin was a very passionate and dedicated volunteer who always had a smile on his face. He took over the role of president of the Ni-Miikanaake Chapter of the North Country Trail Association (NCTA) a couple of years ago and has accomplished a lot of great work and built strong relationships within the local and surrounding communities.


posted Jul 10, 2019

House Creek Greenway, Raleigh, North Carolina

Large-scale sculptures are featured along this urban trail and bikeway which also includes the Reedy Creek Bridge, the longest pedestrian bridge in North Carolina.


published Jul 2019

A Cross-Country Trail to Connect a Nation: The Great American Rail-Trail

by Ryan Chao with Rails to Trails Conservancy

The route of Great American Rail-Trail was formally revealed during a cross-country live event on May 8, 2019.


posted Jun 24, 2019

Volunteer Stewardship Tools

by American Trails

Managing volunteers to achieve high quality trail stewardship work for land managers is not easy. Explore the tools and resources available to you that will help you start, expand or enhance your outdoor stewardship volunteer program, achieving your goals, and providing exceptional service to land managers.