2012 NRT Photo Contest

American Trails sponsors the annual 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. Here are our picks for 2012.

Trail Use Categories

Accessible Trails

DeSoto State Park Trail System in Alabama
photo by Rob Grant

Bicycling

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

Equestrian Trails

Bright Angel Trail in Arizona
photo by Fiana Shapiro

Equestrian Trails

Bright Angel Trail in Arizona
photo by Fiana Shapiro

Hiking and Walking

Pinhoti Trail in Alabama
photo by Callie Thornton

Paddling and Water Trails

Alabama State Lands Bartram Canoe Trail in Alabama
photo by Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources

Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Dogsledding

Air Line Trail in Connecticut
photo by Stan Malcolm


Trail Management Categories

Training and Education

Lower Cache River Trail in Illinois
photo by Jonathan Voelz

Trail Work

Fremont National Recreation Trail #160 in Oregon
photo by Linda Thomas & Lane Thomas

Youth and Volunteers

Withlacoochee State Trail in Florida
photo by Heather Nagy

Health and Fitness

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


Trail Features Categories

Urban Trails and Greenways

Guadalupe River Trail in California
photo by City of San Jose, Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

Rail and Canal Trails

Tunnel Hill State Trail in Illinois
photo by Jonathan Voelz

Historic Features

Mountains To Sea Trail in North Carolina
photo by Jonathan Canfield

Scenery and Natural Features

Karina Miller Preserve Loop Trail in Georgia
photo by Patricia Mobley

Arts and Interpretation

Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Pennsylvania
photo by Mary Shaw (c)

Innovative Facilities

Medina River Greenway in Texas
photo by Julia Diana Murphy

Environmental Features, Flora, and Fauna

Lee Metcalf Wildlife Viewing Trail in Montana
photo by Kimi Smith