posted Apr 3, 2019
American Trails Staff
Nominations for the 2019 Coalition for Recreational Trails Achievement Awards are due May 1, 2019.
posted Mar 22, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Spring is in the air, and it is the perfect time to explore nature and view wildlife on our nation’s National Recreation Trails. Wildflowers are starting to bloom, birds are out in abundance, the weather is getting warmer, and these NRTs are some of the best trails out there to experience it all.
posted May 16, 2018
Equestrian trail users are awakening to the fact that we are recreating largely on public lands owned by more than 300 million citizens.
posted Mar 13, 2018
The Katy Trail is a 185-mile rails-to-trails conversion of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas-Railroad (nick-named the KATY). The Missouri Department of Natural Resources was able to acquire the right-of-way after Congress passed the National Trails System Act allowing railroad corridors to be banked for future transportation use and used on an interim basis for recreational trails.
posted Jul 1, 2012
As the United States’ leading organization defending our right to ride horses on public lands, Back Country Horsemen of America are people who pursue excellence in all they do, from clearing trails and repairing bridges to promoting horse-friendly legislation. Appropriately, they go out of their way to recognize those who go above and beyond with the Double Diamond Award.
posted Jul 1, 2007
Equestrians over the decades have recognized the threats to access and places to ride, and joined the fight for trails across America.