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The results are in! Here are our picks from the 230 photos submitted for the 2020 photo contest.
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.
2020 is no exception. We received 230 new images of National Recreation Trails and the winners range from a water trail in Texas to a winter trail in Indiana. Accessible trails are represented, as are rail-trails, backcountry hiking and equestrian trails, and well-traveled commuter trails. As always, the photos show the love we have for these NRTs and how they improve our quality of life.
Published February 2021
The Wintergreen Gorge Trail in Erie, Pennsylvania used Recreational Trails Program funds for improvements including accessible parking, improved signage, and improved trail infrastructure.
These unique trails, partially funded by Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants, promote the importance of literacy, a healthy lifestyle, and connecting with nature.
This National Recreation Trail is enjoyed by more than 350,000 hikers, cyclists, skaters, runners, and horseback riders every year.
The Maah Daah Hey Trail (MDHT) is a legendary 144-mile non-motorized, single-track trail that runs from Medora to south of Watford City in North Dakota.