2023 Legacy Trail Program Awardees Announced

We are excited to announce the winners of our 2023 Legacy Trail Program grants. In the first year of this program, we funded a total of $1.35 million to 33 organizations.

We are grateful to have received 84 excellent project applications for the Legacy Trails Program, requesting $4.3 million dollars, approximately 3 times as much funding as we are able to award.

In this first year of the program, it was a very competitive award round and our oversight committee had to make some difficult decisions. We appreciate the interest in the funding from everyone that applied and understand the time commitment required by the application process.

"We are excited to be able to support such excellent projects across the country, which will have a positive impact on watershed health, public access to the outdoors and overall trail resiliency" says Cathy Corlett, Trail Fund Director at American Trails. This grant program is administered by American Trails and funded through a cost-share agreement with the United States Forest Service to support trails projects on forests and grasslands managed by the USFS through 2027.

View the 2023 Awardees

ADPHT – State Parks Division

American Hiking Society

Back Country Horsemen of California

Back Country Horsemen of the Virginia Highlands

Back Country Horsemen of Washington

Continental Divide Trail Coalition


Friends of Pathways

Friends of the Inyo

Friends of Uwharrie

G5 Trail Collective

Heart of Oregon Corps

Idaho Trails Association

Los Padres Forest Association

Methow Valley Trails Collaborative

Montana Conservation Corps

Mountain Bike the Tetons

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

North Country Trail - Kekekabic Chapter

North Superior Ski and Run Club (NSSRC)

Pendleton Area Saddle Club

Prince William Sound Stewardship Foundation

Pulaski Users Group

Routt County Riders

Sage Trail Alliance

Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation

Superior Watershed Partnership

Tahoe Rim Trail Association

Tread Lightly!

Washington Trails Association

Western States Ensurance Run Foundation

Western States Trail Foundation

Wild Alabama

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