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posted Mar 28, 2024

*** REMINDER *** 2024 North American Trail Sector Survey Open!

Deadline: April 30. American Trails is partnering with Trans Canada Trail to launch the inaugural North American Trail Sector Survey.


posted Mar 20, 2024

Apply Now! $45 Million in ATIIP Grants Available

Applications are now open for the first ever funding round of the Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP).


posted Mar 5, 2024

Action Alert: Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP)

Our partners at Rails To Trails Conservancy are warning us that Congress has reached a tentative deal to fund the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for Fiscal Year 2024, and it does not include the Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP).


posted Feb 12, 2024

2024 Legacy Trail Program Awardees Announced

We are excited to announce the projects we selected for funding for the 2024 Legacy Trail Program grant cycle. In this second year of the program, we funded a total of $1.35 million to 27 organizations.


posted Feb 7, 2024

2024 North American Trail Sector Survey Now Open!

American Trails is partnering with Trans Canada Trail to launch the inaugural North American Trail Sector Survey.


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 Jun 2023

9 New National Recreation Trails Added to the National Trail System

by American Trails Staff

Nine new National Recreation Trails in 9 states, adding 340 miles to the National Recreation Trails system of more than 1,300 trails in all 50 states.


published Dec 2021

State Day Hikes Series from Waterford Press and American Trails Hits Bookstands May 2022

Created based on the idea that hiking is an activity that can—and should—be fun and accessible to all, these guides provide 20 family-friendly and wheelchair accessible hikes per state.


published Sep 2021

Be Trail Kind - Trails Are Common Ground Initiative Launches

No matter our differences in backgrounds or how we choose to enjoy the great outdoors, trails create common ground that connects us. Access to trails is a privilege we acknowledge and can only safeguard through our actions toward one another.