2014 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 2014.

Trail Use Categories


Bird to Gird Pathway in Alaska
photo by Susan Sommer

Equestrian Trails

Harbins Park Trail System in Georgia
photo by Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation

Hiking and Walking

Lena Lake National Recreation Trail in Washington
photo by Nikki Yancey

Paddling and Water Trails

Mississippi River Water Trail in Minnesota
photo by Ann Rexine

Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Dogsledding

Left Fork Huntington Creek Trail in Utah
photo by Richard Warnick

Trail Management Categories

Trail Sharing

Alabama Scenic River Trail in Alabama
photo by JoAnn Johnson

Health and Fitness

Sacramento River Trail in California
photo by Redding Convention & Visitors Bureau

Trail Features Categories

Rail and Canal Trails

American Tobacco Trail in North Carolina
photo by Sarina Lewis

Historic Features

Great Allegheny Passage and Three Rivers Water Trail in Pennsylvania
photo by Betsy Manderino

Scenery and Natural Features

Lee Metcalf Wildlife Viewing Trail in Florida
photo by Doug Alderson, Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

Innovative Facilities

Copper Harbor Trails in Michigan
photo by Copper Harbor Trails Club

Environmental Features, Flora, and Fauna

Lee Metcalf Wildlife Viewing Trail in Montana
photo by Kimi Smith

Artistic Merit Categories