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posted Nov 11, 2019

“Walk Easy; Hike Strong”: A Veteran’s Journey of Discovery on the Arizona Trail

by Mike Buckley

Warrior Expeditions is a nonprofit group that helps veterans by giving them the opportunity to participate in outdoor expeditions with the intent of improving the transition back into civilian life.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails
tags: veterans, hiking

posted Nov 7, 2019

Safe Encounters with Horses on Shared-Use Trails

by Dianne Martin

American Trails contributor Dianne Martin shares some tips on how to safely share trails with horses.

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

posted Nov 6, 2019

2019 American Trails Costume Contest Results

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Thank you to everyone who participated in our second annual costume contest!

categories: General Interest

posted Nov 1, 2019

Yellowjackets on the Trail

by Lora Goerlich

This first hand account from American Trails contributor Lora Goerlich is a great reminder about why you need to be prepared for yellowjackets on the trail.

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

posted Oct 29, 2019

Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI): Part 1 (The What and Why of JEDI)

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) are all hot topics in the outdoors world, getting more attention than ever, and increasingly being recognized for their importance.

categories: General Interest
tags: diversity, equality and inclusion, jedi

posted Oct 16, 2019

Eleven National Recreation Trails to visit this October

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

October is the official month for all things spooky, which means for trail enthusiasts, it’s the perfect time to visit these sinisterly named National Recreation Trails.

categories: General Interest, Featured trails
tags: national recreation trails (nrt)

posted Oct 14, 2019

Texas Trail Looks to Connect Austin to San Antonio

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

The El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association is working to create a multi-use trail that will connect two of the lone star state's largest cities, Austin and San Antonio.

categories: General Interest
tags: historic

posted Oct 8, 2019

Ramble On: A History of Hiking

by Jim Schmid

An American Trails book review by Jim Schmid.

categories: General Interest, Books and Publications
tags: historic, walking, hiking

posted Oct 2, 2019

American Trails 2019 Costume Contest is Now Open

by American Trails Staff

October is here, which means it's time to enter the 2nd annual American Trails Costume Contest!

categories: General Interest, Special Interest, American Trails Updates

posted Sep 25, 2019

Horsepower: Where it all Started

by Guy Zoellner with USDA Forest Service

Packers still play an important role in backcountry trail development.

categories: General Interest, Special Interest
tags: horses and equestrian trails, construction, maintenance, backcountry

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posted Feb 27, 2020

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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.


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Fossil Industries

Deer Park, New York

At FOSSIL INDUSTRIES, we manufacture "The Worlds Most Durable Graphics" and we have the Warranty to back that claim. In fact, our CHPL (Custom High Pressure Laminate) signs and graphics are "Graffiti Proof" and Guarante...


44 Jefryn Boulevard, Deer Park, New York 11729
(631) 254-9200 • [email protected]

EZ Dock

Monett, Missouri

As one of the top floating dock manufacturers in the world, EZ Dock is the solution of choice for the most discriminating customers. EZ Dock products at marinas, military installations, government facilities, restaurants...


878 HWY 60, Monett, Missouri 65708
U.S. / Canada: (800) 654-8168 | International: +1 417 235 2223 | Europe: +46 (0) 380 47 300

Linn County Conservation

Toddville, Iowa

For the benefit of the public, Linn County Conservation manages 28 areas, over 100 miles of multi-use trail, 320 campsites, a regionally-significant observatory, a learning center, a modern shooting range, a historic sch...


10260 Morris Hills Rd, Toddville, Iowa 52341
(319) 892-6450 • [email protected]

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