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posted Jul 11, 2018

FAQ: Are service dogs allowed on publicly accessible preserves?

by American Trails Staff

Requirements for visiting parks with a service dog or pet may vary, so be sure to check each park's regulations before you visit.

categories: General Interest
tags: faq, parks, dogs on trails

posted Jul 1, 2018

Longest trails: longest paved trail and longest ice skating trail

by American Trails Staff

Do you know of a longer paved trail anywhere? a longer skating trail? other record trails? Let us know at [email protected]!

categories: General Interest

posted Jun 6, 2018

McPhee Overlook Trail - Colorado

This project required an easement across private property to access the San Juan National Forest. Labor was provided by the Southwest Conservation Corps, Southwest Colorado Cycling Association, and Mesa Verde Backcountry Horsemen, with additional funding from the National Forest Foundation.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails
tags: conservation corps, recreational trails program (rtp), partnerships, coalition for recreational trails (crt), crt awards

posted May 30, 2018

Suggestions on Improving Safety for Horseback Riders and Other Trail Users

Efforts to help different activities on multi-use trails get along better and to improve safety.

categories: General Interest, Safety
tags: shared-use, safety, conflict

posted May 30, 2018

Recreation Code of Ethics urged by Blue Ribbon Coalition

This etiquette guideline for trail users is from a motorized perspective.

categories: General Interest
tags: safety, conflict

posted May 28, 2018

Dedication of the Rich Guadagno Memorial Trail

by Pam Gluck with American Trails

The 1,000th National Recreation Trail dedicated to refuge manager killed on United Flight 93.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails, Memorials
tags: memorial

posted May 16, 2018

Backcountry Horsemen "Leave No Trace" Trainer Programs

by American Trails Staff

BCHA teaches Leave No Trace principles to stock users.

categories: General Interest, Training and Education
tags: wilderness, safety, preservation, horses and equestrian trails, volunteers, backcountry, leave no trace

posted May 16, 2018

"Defensive Horse Safety" Training Course

by American Trails Staff

A presentation on remaining safe while performing such tasks as catching, leading, tying, grooming, bridling, and saddling stock.

categories: General Interest, Safety
tags: safety, horses and equestrian trails

posted May 16, 2018

Environmental Aspects of Horses on Trails

by American Trails Staff

Does equestrian use have an impact on stream and lake water quality?

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

posted May 16, 2018

The Forest Service and Horses: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

by American Trails Staff

A historical presentation by the USFS at the Southeast Equestrian Trail Conference in 2008.

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

Related Pages and Dedicated Sections


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


Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education

Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) is the premier organization dedicated to serving the needs of recreation and education professionals in non-profit settings.


1100 North Main Street, Suite 108, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
(810) 299-2782

American Swing Products

Reno, Nevada

American Swing is a commercial swing set and playground equipment retailer with more than 20 years of experience. Our goal is simple: we are in business to create great swing sets, swing seats and playground equipment th...


9120 Double Diamond Parkway #1062, Reno, Nevada 89521
(800) 433-2573 • [email protected]

Azores Trail Run

Horta, International

Every year Salomon organizes Running Camp for its elite athletes to share experiences, test new products and, of course, new trails.

American Trails Member


Rua De Sao Paulo, 4, Horta, International 9900-133
[email protected]

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