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published Jun 30, 2016

Great Trails: Providing Quality OHV Trails and Experiences Guidebook (Nationwide)

by National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

The definitive guide for the planning, designing, constructing, managing and maintaining Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails


posted Jun 8, 2020

Expanding and Strengthening Partnerships and Engagement Opportunities Through Mountain Biking

Learn how the growing mountain bike community can increase opportunities for volunteerism and improve all trail users’ enjoyment and safety.


published May 20, 2020

How COVID-19 is Affecting the Trails Community

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Recently American Trails conducted a survey of the trails community to find out how this pandemic has impacted trail projects, funding, volunteer work, and more. We also talked to trail users and medical professionals to get their perspective on what they would like to see from the outdoor recreation industry in response to COVID-19.


posted Dec 17, 2019

Equestrian Trail Design and Best Practices

Best practices for trail design planning, construction, and management in undeveloped natural areas and connecting to urban edge settings.


published Mar 1, 2019

North Country Trail Handbook

by North Country National Scenic Trail

The North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) extends for thousands of miles across seven states. Its layout, design, construction, and maintenance require the participation of a myriad of individuals and groups.


published Jan 1, 2012

Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Sustainable Trail Guidelines

by National Park Service

The Sustainable Trail Guidelines were developed with two primary objectives: to evaluate and prioritize strategies that will improve the existing trail system, and to introduce new trails that can be managed with minimal resources.


published Nov 7, 2017

eMTB Land Manager Handbook

by PeopleForBikes, Bureau of Land Management, Chris Bernhardt with C2 Recreation

This handbook was developed in partnership with the bicycling industry and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in consultation with professional trail builders. It is intended to be a practical field resource for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management of electric mountain bike trails.


posted Jun 12, 2018

Managing Winter Trails: Increasing Opportunities and Adapting to Climate Change

The webinar will be centered around groomed winter trails for XC skiers, but will also address the importance of providing opportunities for snowshoeing, fatbiking, winter hiking, and winter trail running.


published Jan 1, 2006

Management Guidelines for Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation

by National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)

A resource guide to assist in the planning, development, operation, and maintenance of environmentally sustainable and quality OHV trails, trail systems, and areas.


published Jan 1, 2007

Construction and Maintenance Costs for Trails

Considering the many factors that go into estimating costs for building and managing trails, railtrails, and greenways with examples from Wisconsin.


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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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New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors

Albuquerque, New Mexico

New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors is an all-volunteer, non-political organization that is dedicated to improving trails and outdoor facilities throughout the state.


PO Box 36246, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87176

San Gabriel Mountains Trailbuilders

Azusa, California

The San Gabriel Mountains Trailbuilders (SGMTB) is an all-volunteer public service organization dedicated to constructing and maintaining hiking trails in the San Gabriel Mountains' Angeles National Forest in Southern Ca...


Meeting Location: 1960 N. San Gabriel Avenue, Azusa, California 91702
(626) 303-1078 • [email protected]

Bend Park and Recreation District

Bend, Oregon

The Bend Park & Recreation District is the agency which protects the parks, natural areas, recreational facilities, gardens, and trails of the city of Bend, Oregon.

American Trails Member


1675 SW Simpson, Bend, Oregon 97702
District Office: (541) 389-7275 • [email protected]

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