2023 NRT Photo Contest

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The Forever Wild Coldwater Mountain Trail System in Alabama
photo by William Boozer

Trail Event

Wilson Creek Trail in Texas
photo by Lorena Evelyn, Lovelyn Photography

Hiking and Walking

Apalachicola Bluffs in Florida
photo by Doug Alderson

Equestrian Trails

South Boundary Trail #164 in New Mexico
photo by Photo by John MacArthur, Taos Saddle Club


Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania
photo by Doug Riegner, Great Allegheny Passage Conservancy

Paddling and Water Trails

Three Rivers Water Trail in Pennsylvania
photo by Beth Zabiegalski

Trail Sharing

American Tobacco Trail in North Carolina
photo by Dave & Renee Connelly, Greenway Cyclists of Triangle

Training and Education

Fossil Exhibit Trail - Badlands NP in South Dakota
photo by Jonathan Voelz

Trail Work

Grays Peak Trail in Colorado
photo by David Kennedy

Youth and Volunteers

Rankin Ridge Trail - WindCave NP, SD in South Dakota
photo by Jonathan Voelz

Youth and Volunteers

Devil's Head in Colorado
photo by Jay Poules

Health and Fitness

Northern Delaware Greenway Trail in Delaware
photo by Terri Jones, Delaware Greenways

Urban Trails and Greenways

Three Rivers Heritage Trail in Pennsylvania
photo by Samone Riddle

Rail and Canal Trails

Erie Canal Heritage Trail in New York
photo by Michael John Hall

Historic Features

Historic Railroad Trail in Nevada
photo by Robert Edward

Scenery and Natural Features

Beartooth Loop Trail in Wyoming
photo by Jacob Cote

Arts and Interpretation

Log Flume Interpretive Trail in Washington
photo by Shelly Stevens, Tri-County Economic Development District

Innovative Facilities

Mount Umunhum Trail in California
photo by Erin Ashford, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Environmental Features, Flora, and Fauna

Hennepin Canal in Illinois
photo by Joella Krause

The Trail as Photographic Inspiration

North Bend Rail Trail in West Virginia
photo by Ryan Smith; River Valley Mountain Bike Association