2015 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 138 entries for 2015.

Trail Use Categories

Bicycling

Neal Smith Trail in Iowa
photo by Dayne Magneson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Equestrian Trails

Peter Skene Ogden Trail in Oregon
photo by Linda Thomas & Lane Thomas

Hiking and Walking

Historic Railroad Trail in Nevada
photo by Andrew Cattoir

Paddling and Water Trails

Chattahoochee River National Water Trail in Georgia
photo by Gwyneth Moody

Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Dogsledding

Tunnel Hill State Trail, Illinois in Illinois
photo by Jonathan Voelz


Trail Management Categories

Youth and Volunteers

Metolius-Windigo Trail in Oregon
photo by Linda Thomas


Trail Features Categories

Urban Trails and Greenways

Georgia Black Heritage Trail in Georgia
photo by Tracie Sanchez

Rail and Canal Trails

Silver Comet National Recreation Trail in Georgia
photo by Clara Williams

Historic Features

Susquehanna River Water Trail in Pennsylvania
photo by Sherri Clukey

Scenery and Natural Features

Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail in Florida
photo by Doug Alderson, Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

Innovative Facilities

Black Canyon National Water Trail in Nevada
photo by Tony Taylor

Environmental Features, Flora, and Fauna

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

Environmental Features, Flora, and Fauna

River Mountains Loop Trail in Nevada
photo by Tony Taylor


Artistic Merit Categories