Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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published Jul 8, 2020
Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF)
Trail Riding promotes physical activity in those who might otherwise forego exercise altogether. All physical activity is beneficial.
posted Jan 21, 2020
The purpose was to examine 9 adult activity settings in 25 community parks to determine the most and least frequently used by gender, physical-activity (PA) intensity, and ethnicity.
published Jan 1, 2012
When promoting trail-use among older adults, natural elements should be considered.
published Dec 24, 2011
To better understand and promote physical activity on a newly constructed trail, the present study examined the demographic characteristics and physical activity behaviors of trail users
posted Jan 16, 2020
American Trails Staff
These ten stories show that trail tourism is invigorating communities throughout America.
posted Jan 14, 2020
In partnership with the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), American Trails and NOHVCC will discuss how trails, for too long, have been taken for granted and the true measure of their impact has not been calculated or shared.
published Dec 12, 2019
National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)
ldaho’s motorized recreation industry is BIG business
posted Nov 19, 2019
The Continental Divide Trail Coalition surveyed 200 small business owners along the CDT and found that 86% say trails are vital to the economy of their communities.
posted Nov 11, 2019
Warrior Expeditions is a nonprofit group that helps veterans by giving them the opportunity to participate in outdoor expeditions with the intent of improving the transition back into civilian life.
posted Oct 31, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Trails are shown to improve health both mentally and physically, yet the healthcare industry and the trails industry rarely work together. There are many reasons for this, such as logistics, bureaucracy, and communication issues. We asked some leading experts how we can begin bridging these gaps.
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Oregon housing development along the Willamette River Greenway in Portland, Oregon
Homes are essentially right on the trail near downtown Portland, Oregon
The trail zigzags through development with both cyclists and walkers using the route near downtown Portland, Oregon
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