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published Jul 2020

Wayfinding Signs: Who, What, When, Where, and Why

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Wayfinding signs are the perfect way to easily communicate with trail users and keep them safe and oriented on the trail.


published Aug 2018

Signs and Etiquette for Shared-use Urban Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Encouraging different types of users to share the trail is just as important on urban trails as it is on backcountry trails.


published Dec 2019

Mile Markers and Distance Signs Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Mileage can be marked off on signs, posts, stones, or stencils on the pavement.


published Dec 2019

National Recreation Trail (NRT) Signs are Making a Splash

Over the last few months we have distributed hundreds of NRT signs to trails all over America.


published Dec 2019

National Scenic and Historic Trails Training Needs Assessment

by Elvin Clapp with Bureau of Land Management

Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic Trails


published Sep 2019

Interpretive Signs and Displays Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Trails and greenways create an opportunity to teach visitors about history, the environment, and the community


published Mar 2015

FAQ: When and where to use blazes or markers

by American Trails Staff

Best practices for blaze marking along trails


published Jul 2018

Educating trail users: advice for planning interpretive trail signs and exhibits

by California State Parks, Statewide Trails Section

It’s up to you as a park steward to instill a sense of appreciation for the story that needs to be told – interpretive theme and messages of the trail must be well planned.


published Aug 2009

Florida National Forests Sign Plan for Motorized Trails

This plan is intended to be used as a guide in designing and purchasing signs and materials for trails on the National Forests in Florida. It is intended to allow flexibility and variability depending on specific site conditions.


published Apr 2012

Michigan Motorized Trail Signing Handbook

by Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is responsible for assuring the motorized trail system is appropriately signed. This handbook is intended to assist trail sponsors, DNR, United States Department of Agriculture, and Forest Service employees with trail signing responsibilities in developing trail facilities.


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das Manufacturing, Inc.

Valrico, Florida

das Manufacturing, Inc. has been providing permanent markers for a wide variety of applications since 1983. Contact das for a catalog and free samples.


3610 Cinnamon Trace Drive, Valrico, Florida 33596
(800) 549-6024 • [email protected]

Cross Alert Systems, Inc.

Warwick, Rhode Island

Cross Alert Systems manufactures and sells solar powered, motion activated, radio-controlled enhanced warning signals for recreational trail/public road intersections.


20 Altieri Way Unit 3, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
(866) 276-7725 • [email protected]

Rhino Marking & Protection Systems

Bloomington, Minnesota

Rhino Marking & Protection Systems offers a variety of posts, signs and markers to fit all types of trails.


Dan Zabka 10740 Lyndale Av South #16W, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
(800) 522-4343 • [email protected]

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