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The results are in! Here are our picks from the 591 photos submitted for the 2022 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.
2022 is no exception. For the second year in a row we received a record-breaking number of submissions. There were 591 images of National Recreation Trails submitted and the winners range from a daring catwalk trail in New Mexico to an accessible trail in Oregon. Winter 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 2022
Grandma Gatewood Memorial Hiking Trail, Ohio
Named after Ohio native Emma "Grandma" Rowena Caldwell Gatewood. The first woman to solo-hike the Appalachian Trail.
Black History Trail, Washington D.C.
The Washington D.C. Black History NRT was originally created as an Eagle Scout project.
Columbus, Georgia Black Heritage Trail
The Black Heritage Trail is a National Recreation Trail (NRT) that embodies the contributions of African Americans from Columbus.