National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) was created in 1916 and today manages over 390 units found in all 50 states and some of the U.S. territories. NPS supports and operates trails in three interlocking arenas: trails in parks, technical assistance to States and communities, and administration of much of the National Trails System.




National Park Service

1849 C Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20240
(202) 208-6843


Resources & trainings by National Park Service

  • Adaptive Mountain Biking
  • Understanding National Water Trails: From Application to Designation
  • National Water Trails
  • National Water Trails: Designating Your Trail for NWT Status
  • Understanding the National Recreation Trails (NRT) Program
  • Fundamentals of National Recreation Trails
  • Africatown Connections Blueway: Healing Begins by Reclaiming Our Heritage and Happiness
  • An Empire State of Trails: Creating New Trails and Connecting Existing Networks
  • Trail Towns - Leveraging Trails for Community and Economic Development
  • The Devil is in the Details: Common Trail Design Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
  • The Multi-Objective Values of Trails
  • 21 Partnership Success Factors for Parks and Trails
  • Fundamentals of Mountain Trail Sustainability ~ Part 2 of 3
  • Towards a Mountain Trail Sustainability Ethic ~ Part 3 of 3
  • Understanding the National Recreation Trails Program and National Water Trails System
  • The NRT Program
  • Current National Recreation/Water Trails: Make the Most of Your Designation!
  • Why Water Trails?
  • 21st Century Way to Attract Trail Users: On-Line Trail Finder
  • A Trail to Every Classroom
  • Trails and Towns Together
  • Developing Sustainable Mountain Trail Corridors
  • Applying Foundations of Mountain Trail Sustainability to a Trail Network - Part 1 of 3
  • QUESTIONS and ANSWERS from webinar on Mountain Trail Sustainability

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