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published Apr 2023

Building a Permeable, Low Maintenance Recreational Trail Along a Shoreline

by Presto Geosystems

In 2009, the city of The Colony planned to build a recreational trail (10 foot-wide, 3.5 mile pathway) that would run along the lake’s shoreline, contouring to its natural shape and providing residents with a picturesque route for outdoor activities such as walking, jogging, and cycling. The city selected the GEOWEB® Soil Stabilization System due to its flexibility to conform to curves, surface permeability, and low maintenance design.


published Apr 2023

Equitable Access to Trails Discussed at 2023 International Trails Summit

by American Trails Staff

If you will be joining us at the ITS in Reno NV April 17-20, 2023, don't miss these speakers and their sessions featuring topics related to equitable trails access.


published Apr 2023

Top 10 Requests for Trails and Outdoor Recreation Master Plans

by Tony Boone with Timberline TrailCraft, Jon Altschuld with Chinook Landscape Architecture, LLC

Tony Boone and Jon Altschuld are both Board Members of the Professional TrailBuilders Association (PTBA), and both will be presenting at the 2023 American Trails/PTBA International Trails Summit. Their companies, Tony Boone Trails, and Chinook Landscape Architecture are Sierra-level sponsors for the conference.


published Mar 2023

Unwind on Reno's Trails

by American Trails Staff

Hiking trails in Reno don’t demand you to be a seasoned hiker to get the most out of them.


published Mar 2023

Trail EAffect Podcast: Aaryn Kay of PTBA and Mike Passo of American Trails

Aaryn Kay of the Professional Trail Builders Association and Mike Passo of American Trails made a guest appearance on the Trail EAffect podcast to speak abut the 2023 International Trails Summit.


published Mar 2023

Celebrating Women Who Care for Trails

by Cathy Corlett

Cathy Corlett, American Trails Director of Strategic Communications, joined Trailkeepers of Oregon's women-only trail work party to find out more about the work being done and the women who opt to spend their Sunday working on the trail, even when the weather conditions are less than ideal.


published Mar 2023

The Beautiful is the Fitting

by Camelot Tools LLC

An insightful story about Tony Cacela, former NAVY SEAL, founder of Camelot Tools LLC, and creator of the versatile SITEMASTER tool. 


posted Mar 2, 2023

Grandma Gatewood Memorial Hiking Trail, Ohio

Named after Ohio native Emma "Grandma" Rowena Caldwell Gatewood. The first woman to solo-hike the Appalachian Trail.


posted Feb 3, 2023

Black History Trail, Washington D.C.

The Washington D.C. Black History NRT was originally created as an Eagle Scout project.


posted Feb 3, 2023

Columbus Black Heritage Trail, Georgia

The Black Heritage Trail is a National Recreation Trail (NRT) that embodies the contributions of African Americans from Columbus.