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posted Apr 3, 2020

From Gold Mines to Woodlands Trails

by Larry Smith

In this National Recreation Trail Highlight from the Sarah Zigler Trail in Oregon, find out the history of the Jacksonville Woodlands Association and how they get hundreds of kids out on the trail every year.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Active Living, Case Studies

posted Apr 1, 2020

Thinking of Hitting the Trail During COVID19? Answer These 5 Questions First

by Mike Passo with American Trails

Before you go on any outdoor adventures you need to ask yourself these questions about if your plans are safe and appropriate.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Active Living, Health Benefits, Social Benefits
tags: safety

posted Mar 18, 2020

The Respite of Trails and Outdoor Recreation

by Mike Passo with American Trails

America’s incomparable system of national scenic, historic, and recreational trails is the perfect way to sustain your mental and physical health, while maintaining the social distancing that is required in these challenging times.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Active Living, Health Benefits, Social Benefits
tags: health, healthcare, safety

posted Feb 14, 2020

Book Review: The Greenway Imperative

by Jim Schmid

Jim Schmid reviews Chuck Flink's newest book "The Greenway Imperative: Connecting Communities and Landscapes for a Sustainable Future"

categories: Benefits of Trails
tags: benefits of trails, book review

published Jan 1, 2020

Economic and Health Benefits of Walking, Hiking, and Bicycling on Recreational Trails in Washington State

by Washington Recreation and Conservation Office

Every county in Washington State benefits from walkers, runners, bikers, and backpackers using our beautiful trail systems. Ninety percent of Washington residents participate in non-motorized recreation annually.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits, Health Benefits
tags: benefits of trails, health, economic

published Jan 1, 2019

Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits of Recreational Trails in Washington State

by Washington Recreation and Conservation Office

This report evaluates the economic, environmental, and social benefits of outdoor recreation activities associated with trails and their nexus with the economy of Washington.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits, Health Benefits, Social Benefits
tags: benefits of trails, economic

published Oct 1, 2019

Health Benefits of Contact with Nature

by Washington Recreation and Conservation Office

A Literature Review Prepared By Sara Perrins and Dr. Gregory Bratman of the University of Washington for the Recreation and Conservation Office.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Health Benefits
tags: health, benefits of trails

posted Jan 27, 2020

Economy, Environment and Health Benefit from Trails, Two New Studies Show

by American Trails Staff

Trails contribute more than $8.2 billion to Washington state's economy, according to companion studies released by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Economic Benefits, Health Benefits, Social Benefits
tags: benefits of trails, health, economic

published Jan 1, 2008

A Descriptive Examination of the Most Frequently Used Activity Settings in 25 Community Parks

The purpose was to examine 9 adult activity settings in 25 community parks to determine the most and least frequently used by gender, physical-activity (PA) intensity, and ethnicity.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Active Living, Health Benefits
tags: benefits of trails, health

posted Jan 21, 2020

The Health Benefits of Trail Riding

by Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF)

Trail Riding promotes physical activity in those who might otherwise forego exercise altogether. All physical activity is beneficial.

categories: Benefits of Trails, Health Benefits
tags: health, benefits of trails, off-highway vehicles (ohv)

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posted Feb 25, 2020

Trails Move People

Creating a strong, cooperative, and unified voice for a diverse trails community


posted Feb 20, 2020

Mental Health Benefits of Trails

Beyond the physical health benefits of trails, the mental health benefits of trail access is also invaluable.

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posted Feb 20, 2020

Health Benefits of Trails

Does access to trails really lead to healthier communities? According to research the answer is a resounding yes.

tags: benefits of trails, health, healthcare

posted Feb 20, 2020

Trails Are Transportation

Trails are critical infrastructure and, as such, they should receive the financial and human resource allocations necessary to maintain their critical role.

tags: active mobility and active transportation, benefits of trails

posted Feb 19, 2020

Trails Make Economic Sense

The benefits of expanding and improving the outdoor recreation economy are clear and compelling.

tags: benefits of trails, economic

posted Feb 19, 2020

Trails Are Inclusive

Trails, by their very nature, promote social, racial, gender, and economic equity. They are almost always free to use, are available 24/7/365, and provide transportation alternatives no matter what mode of travel you use.

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posted Feb 19, 2020

Why Trails?

Where would we be without trails? It is a simple question, but it is worth pondering. The longer you sit with this question, the more you will discover the overwhelming impact that trails have on our lives. Often in very unexpected ways.

tags: why trails, benefits of trails, health, healthcare, economic

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Nevada DOT, Bicycle and Pedestrian Program

The bicycle is often thought of as one of the purest forms of transportation. We owe much of our modern transportation environment, including our roadways, to the early development and use of the bicycle. In modern times...


1263 South Stewart Street, Carson City, Nevada 89712
775-888-7000 • [email protected]

Tennessee Greenways and Trails

The Greenways and Trails program is here to encourage Tennessee communities to save their special green spaces, to promote the volunteer spirit of Tennesseans and to work to preserve and conserve the natural and cultural...


312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 2nd Floor, Nashville, Tennessee 37243
(615) 532-0748

Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF)

The TRF exists to Conserve Green Roads in England and Wales. This is a multi faceted approach and one that our 5,000 members are passionate about.




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