2018 NRT Photo Contest Winners Announced

The results are in! Here are our picks from the 136 photos submitted for the 2018 photo contest.

by American Trails Staff


Carlyle Lake Multi-Use Trail in Illinois. Photo by Jeff M. Smith.

 

Since we began the NRT Photo Contest in 2003, we've seen a great variety of trails captured by photographers around the nation. We sponsor the annual Photo Contest in celebration of these great trails and to highlight the diversity of NRTs, from backcountry trails to urban greenways.

2018 is no exception. We received 136 new images of National Recreation Trails and the winners range from an urban trail in Puerto Rico to an off-road trail in Montana. Water trails are represented, as are snowmobile trails, backcountry hiking and equestrian trails, and three well-traveled commuter trails in Colorado, California and Texas. As always, the photos show the love we have for these NRTs and how they improve our quality of life.

View the Winning Photos

South Kaibab Trail in Arizona. Photo by I-Ting Chiang.

South Kaibab Trail in Arizona. Photo by I-Ting Chiang.