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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 May 18, 2020

Get the Right Gear for Summer Trails

With summer coming up fast now is the time to make sure you are prepared for the trail. Here are some suggestions from the American Trails staff on gear we love.

categories: General Interest, Special Interest

posted Apr 3, 2020

From Gold Mines to Woodlands Trails

by Larry Smith

In this National Recreation Trail highlight from the Sarah Zigler Interpretive 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 COVID-19? 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 to confirm if your plans are safe and appropriate.

categories: General Interest, Safety
tags: safety, covid-19

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, covid-19

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

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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


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]

Maine Huts & Trails

Kingfield, Maine

Maine Huts & Trails provides inviting backcountry experiences among Maine's western mountains, inspiring reverence for the Northern Forest, modeling environmental stewardship and strengthening the local economy.


496C Main Street, Kingfield, Maine 04947
(207) 265-2400 • [email protected]

Continental Divide Trail Coalition

Golden, Colorado

CDTC has four pillars of focus: stewardship of the Trail, promotion of the Trail, building a strong Trail community, and building an organization with sound governance. These pillars guide our long-term direction as well...


710 10th Street, Suite 200, Golden, Colorado 80401
(303) 996-2759 • [email protected]

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