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Search answers to common trail-related questions. Or, email us a question and we'll put you in touch with the resources and people to find the answers you need.


Since we began our work in 1988, American Trails has befriended some pretty darned amazing trail folks. These folks are more than willing to help us answer your toughest questions. If you cannot find what you are looking for in our extensive Resource Library, use the contact form below to pose your question to our team. If we don’t know the answer, we will find someone that does and put you in touch.

You don’t have to operate in the dark. There are very few problems out there that someone else hasn’t already dealt with.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive through American Trails and their associated answers. These responses come from some of the best trail experts we have the privilege of working with.

: Not all situations are identical. We have pulled together these FAQ's for reference use only based upon past questions and responses and have attempted to make them applicable to as many similar situations as possible. Regulations, social considerations, and environmental concerns can vary greatly regionally. Always check local and state regulations for final guidance.

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Still can’t find what you need, contact us through this form and we will find you the answer, or put you in touch with someone that can.