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published Sep 16, 1966

Trails for America

by National Park Service

A 1966 study headed by Stuart Udall on the feasibility of a National Trails System


posted Dec 18, 2018

Intermediate Trail Planning, Design and Layout - Field Experience (prerequisite required)

Participants will build on the skills and knowledge they gained in the sustainable trail planning, design, and layout class.


posted Dec 18, 2018

Intermediate Trail Assessment-Field Experience (prerequisite required)

Participants will build on the skills and knowledge they gained in the sustainable trail assessment class.


posted Dec 18, 2018

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Offered by Landmark Learning, an affiliate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help outdoor leaders prepare for the unexpected.


posted Dec 18, 2018

Sustainable Trail Assessment, Permitting, and Contracting

Participants will learn how to take a critical look at trails to assess condition, maintenance, and safety. The session will also cover potential permitting requirements and trail contracting for natural surface sustainable trail projects. Students will discuss how trail condition, maintenance, and safety can affect the "trail experience", and they will also learn and discuss how the interpretation of assessment results may vary depending on user group and trail difficulty. Participants will complete desktop trail reviews, assess existing trails and proposed reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus, discuss permits, and create contracts based on assessment results.


posted Nov 16, 2018

Medina River Greenway, Texas

The 7-mile trail near downtown San Antonio provides a beautiful, pastoral setting to enjoy nature, history, and recreation along the banks of the sinuous Medina River.


posted Nov 14, 2018

Lafitte Greenway Corridor, New Orleans, Louisiana

by Stuart Macdonald

RTP funding helped convert this utility corridor into a multiuse recreational and transportation trail route.


published Oct 1, 2013

20,000th Recreational Trails Program Project: Wild Goose State Trail

by American Trails Staff

The RTP Database now houses 20,000 RTP Projects! These projects have received $944,000,000 and have been matched by over $562,000,000, for a total of $1,506,000,000. RTP funding requires at least a 20% match. Please note that RTP funding has leveraged nearly 60% in additional support from other sources of funding!


published Sep 12, 2018

Martin Van Buren Nature Trail, New York

The trail system at the Martin Van Buren Natural Historic Site leads to meadows, a stream, and marshland, and highlights notable trees, shrubs, flowers, and wildlife.


published Sep 12, 2018

Mount Umunhum National Recreation Trail, California

The 3.7-mile multi-use trail climbs to one of the few publicly accessible peaks in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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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.


posted Feb 26, 2020

TRAILSNext™

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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Sun Ports - DynaPlay LLC

Metairie, Louisiana

The cost-effective and aesthetically appealing fabric shade structures from Sun Ports are used to shade parks, playgrounds, schools, daycare centers, and pools.


PO Box 6497, Metairie, Louisiana 70009-6497
(504) 342-2875

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas

As one of the nation's largest universities, we offer 106 bachelor's, 88 master's and 36 doctoral degree programs. By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening our collaborations with our many educational, ...


1155 Union Circle #311277, Denton, Texas 76203-5017
(940) 565-2000

The American Canoe Association (ACA)

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling; stewardship support to help protec...


503 Sophia St. Suite 100, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
(540) 907-4460

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