2009 NRT Photo Contest

American Trails is delighted to present the winners of the 2009 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

Sarah Zigler Interpretive Trail in Oregon
photo by Lloyd Smith

Bicycling

Maah Daah Hey Trail in North Dakota
photo by John Reimer and Lorne Reimer

Equestrian Trails

Heritage Rail Trail County Park in Pennsylvania
photo by Carl R. Knoch, York County Rail Trail Authority

Hiking and Walking

Mount Timpanogos National Recreation Trail in Utah
photo by Eddie Gerritsen

Paddling and Water Trails

Juniata River Water Trail in Pennsylvania
photo by Karl King, Allegheny Ridge Corp.


Trail Management Categories

Trail Sharing

Palisades Creek National Recreation Trail in Idaho
photo by Palisades District Staff, USFS

Trail Work

Ouachita National Recreation Trail in Oklahoma
photo by Loretta Melancon

Youth and Volunteers

George S. Mickelson Trail in South Dakota
photo by Brooke Smith

Health and Fitness

Heritage Rail Trail County Park in Pennsylvania
photo by Carl R. Knoch, York County Rail Trail Authority


Trail Features Categories

Urban Trails and Greenways

Guadalupe River Trail in California
photo by Yves Zsutty

Rail and Canal Trails

Tunnel Hill State Trail in Illinois
photo by Jonathan Voelz

Historic Features

Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway in Pennsylvania
photo by Mary Shaw (c)

Scenery and Natural Features

Little Stony Creek National Recreation Trail in Virginia
photo by Marty Silver

Innovative Facilities

West Penn Trail in Pennsylvania
photo by Mary Shaw (c)

Environmental Features, Flora, and Fauna

Air Line State Park Trail - South in Connecticut
photo by Stan Malcolm


Artistic Merit Categories

The Trail as Photographic Inspiration

Tent Rocks National Recreation Trail in New Mexico
photo by Stephen Ausherman