National Recreation Trails

American Trails is the nongovernmental organization responsible for supporting the NRT program. We manage the national database of NRTs and will soon be implementing several new programs oriented around celebrating its 50 years of success and building the foundation of success for the next 50 years.


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Be Part of the Adventure

American Trails is seeking motivated volunteer Trail Ambassadors that are willing to visit as many of the National Recreation Trails in their region as possible over the next year, to gather data and identify issues on these great trails.

American Trails sponsors the annual Photo Contest for designated National Recreation Trails. In celebration of these great trails, we are presenting awards in several categories to highlight the diversity of NRTs, from backcountry trails to urban greenways.