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posted Aug 2, 2018

FAQ: When and where to use blazes or markers

by American Trails Staff

Best practices for blaze marking along trails

categories: Signs & Interpretation

posted Jul 1, 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.

categories: Signs & Interpretation

published Aug 2, 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.

categories: Signs & Interpretation

posted Jun 7, 2018

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.

categories: Signs & Interpretation

posted May 30, 2018

Travel Management Signs for Public Lands in Colorado

Good signs clearly showing which uses are allowed are essential to effective trail management.

categories: Signs & Interpretation

posted Jan 14, 2020

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.

categories: Signs & Interpretation

posted Dec 11, 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.

categories: Signs & Interpretation

posted Dec 9, 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.

categories: Signs & Interpretation

posted Dec 5, 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

categories: Signs & Interpretation

posted Sep 19, 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

categories: Signs & Interpretation

Results from the Business Directory


Accessible Trails Foundation

Las Vegas, Nevada

Meaningful Outdoor Access for People with Disabilities


8844 Cortile Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89134
Cell: (702) 596-7956 • [email protected]

Gage Cartographics

Bozeman, Montana

Gage Cartographics provides a diverse set of services helping clients analyze, visualize and communicate their information.


111 S Grand Ave, Ste 290, Bozeman, Montana 59715
(406) 570-1060 • [email protected]

Rockart Signs & Markers

Mesa, Arizona

Rockart, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of signs and markers for recreation, highway and utility needs.


3006 N. Maple, Mesa, Arizona 85215
(480) 854-3400

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