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posted Mar 10, 2020

Unifying the Trails Community

by American Trails Staff

By recognizing the common goals that all trail user types share, and fighting for those goals together, it is possible to create a real and positive impact on the trails world.

categories: General Interest, American Trails Updates
tags: trails move people (tmp), editorial

posted Jul 2, 2018

Horses as Trail Users

Horses are the only means of transport into the wilderness that has a mind of its own.

categories: General Interest
tags: horses and equestrian trails, editorial

posted Jun 8, 2018

Hiking is for all Abilities

The beauty of hiking is that it is for all abilities. Opportunities for accessible trails as well as more challenging routes can be found in every corner of America.

categories: General Interest
tags: accessibility and accessible trails, hiking

posted Apr 20, 2018

Rocky Mountain Pack String promotes stock packing skills

by Glenn Ryan with USDA Forest Service

The Rocky Mountain Regional Specialty Pack String assists in managing and maintaining wilderness and back country areas using traditional animal packing livestock skills.

categories: General Interest
tags: preservation, wilderness, backcountry

posted Apr 17, 2018

Trail Quotes

by Jim Schmid

categories: General Interest
tags: editorial

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: General Interest, Featured trails

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: General Interest, Safety
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: General Interest, Special Interest
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: General Interest, Books and Publications
tags: benefits of trails, book review

posted Feb 14, 2020

2019 NRT Photo Contest Winners Announced

by American Trails Staff

The results are in! Here are our picks from the 275 photos submitted for the 2019 photo contest.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails, Trail Honors & Awards
tags: national recreation trails (nrt)

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posted Feb 27, 2020

For Trails Professionals



posted Feb 26, 2020

NRT Ambassador Program

American Trails is seeking motivated volunteer Trail Ambassadors that are willing to visit as many of the National Recreation Trails in their region as possible to gather data and identify issues on these great trails.

tags: nrt ambassador program, national recreation trails (nrt), ambassadors, trail ambassadors

posted Feb 26, 2020

TRAILSNext™

TRAILSNext™ Series - High energy, 18-minute presentations on trail innovation.

tags: trailsnext videos, training

posted Feb 25, 2020

Trails Move People

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


posted Jul 25, 2019

Earn Learning Credits and CEUs

American Trails offers learning credits for our Advancing Trails Webinar Series, our International Trails Symposium and Training Institute, and other trail-related conferences, workshops, and webinars.

tags: ceus, learning credits

posted Mar 19, 2018

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

​American Trails brings agencies, trailbuilders, advocates, and volunteers the latest in state-of-the-art information on all aspects of trails and greenways. Our webinars focus on very specific trail topics and usually include one to three presenters skilled on the topic.

tags: training, advancing trails webinar series, free webinar

posted Mar 19, 2018

International Trails Symposium

Every two years American Trails sponsors the International Trails Symposium to bring together trail and greenway advocates, managers, planners, and users, as well as tourism and business interests.

tags: international trails symposium (its), 2021

posted Mar 16, 2018

Training Center - Calendar

Trails training, workshops, and conferences on trail building, planning, management, land protection, organization development, leadership, tools, GIS data, parks, bike/ped facilities, nonmotorized transportation, funding, and stewardship.


Results from the Business Directory


Arizona Trail Association

The Arizona Trail Association's mission is to protect, maintain, enhance, promote and sustain the Arizona Trail as a unique encounter with the land.


543 N Stone, Tucson 85701

Pacific Northwest Trail Association

We created the Pacific Northwest Trail and advocated for its place in our National Trails System — the gold standard for long-distance trails in America. Today, we strive to build a better PNT and to improve access with ...


209 Ferry Street, Suite A, Sedro-Woolley, Washington 98284
(360) 854-9415

National Park Service- Washington Ofiice

Federal government agency.

American Trails Member


1849 C St NW, Washington 20240

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