2006 NRT Photo Contest

American Trails is delighted to present the winners of the 2006 Photo Contest for 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.

Trail Use Categories

Accessible Trails

Francis Beidler Forest Four Holes Swamp Trail in South Carolina
photo by Mark Musselman

Bicycling

Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania
photo by Mary Shaw (c)

Equestrian Trails

Northshore Trail in Texas
photo by Peggie Kimberlin, Cross Timbers Equestrian Trails Association

Hiking and Walking

Galloway Creek Greenway in Missouri
photo by Terry Whaley

Paddling and Water Trails

Milwaukee Urban Water Trail in Wisconsin
photo by Eddee Daniel

Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Dogsledding

Mon River / Caperton / Deckers Creek Trails in West Virginia
photo by Monongahela River Trails Conservancy


Trail Management Categories

Trail Sharing

Great Allegheny Passage in West Virginia
photo by Mary Shaw (c)

Training and Education

Mountains-to-Sea Trail - Falls Lake South Shore Trail Section in North Carolina
photo by Unknown

Trail Work

Great Allegheny Passage in West Virginia
photo by Mary Shaw (c)

Youth and Volunteers

Red River Gorge in Kentucky
photo by Charlie Rowe

Health and Fitness

The Rivanna Trail in West Virginia
photo by Diana Foster


Trail Features Categories

Rail and Canal Trails

Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail in Utah
photo by Jennifer Waite, National Park Service

Historic Features

Ghost Town Trail in Pennsylvania
photo by Mary Shaw (c)

Scenery and Natural Features

Bird to Gird Pathway / Indian to Girdwood Trail in Alaska
photo by Alan S. Carmer

Arts and Interpretation

House Creek Greenway in North Carolina
photo by North Carolina Museum of Art

Innovative Facilities

Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Ohio
photo by Mary Shaw (c)

Environmental Features, Flora, and Fauna

Francis Beidler Forest Four Holes Swamp Trail in South Carolina
photo by Mark Musselman


Artistic Merit Categories

The Trail as Photographic Inspiration

Tunnel Hill State Trail in Illinois
photo by Diane McCleland