2013 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 from the 160 entries for 2013.

Trail Use Categories

Bicycling

Divide-Twin Creek Trail in , Montana
photo by David Lingle

Hiking and Walking

Northern Delaware Greenway Trail - Wilmington in Delaware
photo by Delaware State Parks

Paddling and Water Trails

Wacissa River Water Trail in Florida
photo by Doug Alderson, Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Dogsledding

May Creek National Recreation Trail in Montana
photo by David Lingle


Trail Management Categories

Training and Education

Cress Creek Nature Trail in Idaho
photo by Sarah Wheeler, BLM, Idaho Falls District

Youth and Volunteers

Forever Wild Coldwater Mountain Trail System in Alabama
photo by Alabama Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources

Health and Fitness

Junction and Breakwater Trail in Delaware
photo by Delaware State Parks


Trail Features Categories

Rail and Canal Trails

Tunnel Hill State Trail in Illinois
photo by Jonathan Voelz

Historic Features

Kiski-Conemaugh Water Trail in Pennsylvania
photo by Mary Shaw (c)

Scenery and Natural Features

Seven Hollows Trail in Arkansas
photo by Bryan Hodges

Arts and Interpretation

Sarah Zigler Interpretive Trail in Oregon
photo by Larry B. Smith

Innovative Facilities

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

Environmental Features, Flora, and Fauna

Lee Metcalf Wildlife Viewing Trail in Montana
photo by Kimi Smith


Artistic Merit Categories

The Trail as Photographic Inspiration

Kiwanis National Recreation Trail in Wisconsin
photo by Tom Peterson