2016 NRT Photo Contest

American Trails sponsors the annual Photo Contest for designated 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 2016

Trail Use Categories

Accessible Trails

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

Bicycling

Resurrection Pass in Alaska
photo by Irene Lindquist

Equestrian Trails

Mount Charleston in Nevada
photo by Liam Downs-Tepper, Nevada Conservation Corps

Hiking and Walking

Buffalo Track Canyon Trail in Kansas
photo by Wendy Bowles

Paddling and Water Trails

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

Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Dogsledding

Resurrection Pass Trail in Alaska
photo by Irene Lindquist


Trail Management Categories

Trail Work

Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania
photo by Mary Shaw (c)

Trail Work

Mount Charleston Trail in Nevada
photo by Liam Downs-Tepper, Nevada Conservation Corps

Youth and Volunteers

Tunnel Hill State Trail in Illinois
photo by Jonathan Voelz


Trail Features Categories

Rail and Canal Trails

Bizz Johnson Trail in California
photo by Dana Buzzelli, International Youth Leadership Foundation

Historic Features

Ghost Town Trail in Pennsylvania
photo by Mary Shaw (c)

Scenery and Natural Features

Ozark Trail in Missouri
photo by Mark Nettles

Arts and Interpretation

Big Dry Creek Trail in Colorado
photo by Hans T. Reichgelt, Westminster Parks, Recreation, Libraries, and Open Space

Innovative Facilities

Catwalk Trail in New Mexico
photo by James Clayshulte for Bohannan Huston, Inc.

Environmental Features, Flora, and Fauna

Big Dry Creek Trail in Colorado
photo by Mike Smith


Artistic Merit Categories

The Trail as Photographic Inspiration

Ozark Trail in Missouri
photo by Jim Davis