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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.


posted Nov 28, 2023

American Trails Launches Free Foundations of Sustainable Trails e-Course Series

by American Trails Staff

This new five-part series of online micro-learning courses is intended to provide those new to the trails workforce with a baseline understanding of terminology and concepts that give them a solid foundation to support future trails education and ongoing professional development.


published Dec 2023

Forming and Running State or Regional Trail Coalitions – Important Points and Practices

by Bob Walker with Montana Trails Coalition, American Trails Staff

Have you ever wondered how to create a trails coalition in your state or region? This article shares some pointers and discusses the results of a nationwide survey of trails coalitions conducted by American Trails in February 2023.


posted Nov 10, 2023

Refuge Point Cross Country Ski Trail, Montana

The Madison Earthquake River Canyon Area offers a wonderful opportunity for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in a beautiful snowy landscape.


posted Nov 10, 2023

Two Top Snowmobile Trail, Montana

The Two Top Trail is famous for its ghost trees, also known as snow ghosts.


published Nov 2023

Bob Walker Receives Montana Trails Coalition Lifetime Achievement Award

by American Trails Staff

Bob Walker receives the Montana Trails Coalitions' Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Montana Outdoor Recreation Summit in Butte, Montana.


posted Nov 1, 2023

Catching Up with Chuck Flink

by Cathy Corlett

A discussion on greenways and trails with landscape architect Chuck Flink, author of The Greenway Imperative and the original chair of American Trails


posted Oct 24, 2023

Crown Zellerbach Trail, Oregon

The Crown Zellerbach Trail (Crown Z) is a former logging trail through rural areas of Columbia County that connects to the Banks-Vernonia State Trail in Vernonia.