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published May 30, 2018

"Share the Trail"

by Arizona State Parks and Trails

Understanding Shared-Use Trail Etiquette can make Hiking, Biking, and Riding Trails More Enjoyable for Everyone


published Feb 24, 2011

Equestrian and Other Nonmotorized Use on Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

Equestrian and other nonmotorized recreational use may be allowed on shared use paths and trails that use Federal-aid transportation funds.


published May 30, 2018

We Built It and They Came

by Robert Searns with Robert Searns & Associates, John M. Pflaum, PE with NV5, Bill Woodcock with South Suburban Park and Recreation District

How Littleton, CO and the South Suburban Park and Recreation District addressed trail crowding, conflicts and excessive speed.


published May 30, 2018

Why Do People Leave the Trail?

by Karen Umphress with UP! Outside

Stay on the Trail!


published Dec 1, 2000

Trails Assessment and Recommendations for Management

An Assessment of Trails, Watercourses, Soils, and Redwood Forest Health in Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, California.


published Oct 1, 1997

When Snowmobilers Meet Others on the Trail

Practical problem solving for shared use winter trails.


published Apr 4, 2002

Roadway and Bikeway Maintenance Practices

Specific issues and goals for maintaining bikeways and the roadway edge where the majority of bicycling takes place.


published May 1, 2001

Recreation Code of Ethics urged by Blue Ribbon Coalition

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


published May 30, 2018

Forest Trails in Ohio Recover from Winter Floods

The closing of these trails and subsequent impacts to the local economy was a revelation to many in the community and the Forest Service.


published May 26, 2018

The Equestrian and Other Trail Users: the Issues

by Pam Gluck with American Trails

From Horse Trails Symposium, Clemson University, 1998.


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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.


posted Feb 24, 2020

Emerging Trail Leaders

The Emerging Trail Leaders Program immerses young leaders in learning best practices and trends in the trails profession to help pave the path to careers in natural resource management.


posted Feb 19, 2020

Threats to Trails


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Greening Youth Foundation

Atlanta, Georgia

The Greening Youth Foundation’s (GYF) mission is to work with diverse, underserved and underrepresented children, youth and young adults in an effort to develop and nurture enthusiastic and responsible environmental stew...


50 Hurt Plaza SE Suite 980, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 254-4827 • [email protected]

Central Texas Trail Tamers

Austin, Texas

The Texas Trail Tamers is a group of ready volunteers who will donate labor to lessen the burdens of government and nonprofit organizations for projects that enhance public use and the conservation of environmentally sen...


PO Box 90443, Austin, Texas 78709-0443
[email protected]

Santa Clara County Parks

Los Gatos, California

We provide a sustainable system of diverse regional parks, trails and natural areas that connects people with the natural environment, supports healthy lifestyles, offering outstanding visitor experiences that renew the ...


298 Garden Hill Drive (Parks), Los Gatos, California 95032
(408) 355-2200 • [email protected]

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