2019 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 for 2019.

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View all entries from 2019 in our Flickr gallery.

Trail Use Categories

Accessible Trails

Elephant Rock Braille Trail in Missouri
photo by Donna Kridelbaugh & John Stone

Bicycling

Central Arizona Project (CAP) Trail in Arizona
photo by Charles Hofer

Equestrian Trails

The Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail in Washington
photo by Jeff Chapman

Hiking and Walking

Skookum Butte Trail in Montana
photo by Indra Davis

Off-Highway Vehicle Riding

Blacktail - Wild Bill Trail in Montana
photo by Eric Davis

Paddling and Water Trails

SC Revolutionary Rivers Trail in South Carolina
photo by Christopher Neal

Snowmobiling

Iron Ore Heritage Trail in Michigan
photo by Carol Fulsher

Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Dogsledding

Iron Ore Heritage Trail in Michigan
photo by J. Birdie


Trail Management Categories

Training and Education

Ridgeline Trail in Oregon
photo by Jeff Krueger

Trail Work

Palisades Shore Trail in New Jersey
photo by Liam Keegan

Youth and Volunteers

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

Health and Fitness

Ghost Town Trail in Pennsylvania
photo by Momentum Photography


Trail Features Categories

Urban Trails and Greenways

Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Pennsylvania
photo by Deneen Underwood

Rail and Canal Trails

American Tobacco Trail in North Carolina
photo by Tony D'Amico

Historic Features

The Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail in Washington
photo by Kristy Canright

Scenery and Natural Features

Snake River Trail in Idaho
photo by Ida Koric

Arts and Interpretation

Tribal Heritage Crossing of the WIOUWASH Trail in Wisconsin
photo by Vicky Redlin

Innovative Facilities

Hennepin Canal Parkway in Illinois
photo by Ed Herrmann

Environmental Features, Flora, and Fauna

Resurrection Pass Trail in Alaska
photo by Irene Lindquist


Artistic Merit Categories

Trail as Photographic Inspiration

Big Dry Creek Trail in Colorado
photo by Hans Reichgelt