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published Nov 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.


published Oct 2013

20,000th Recreational Trails Program Project: Wild Goose State Trail

by American Trails Staff

The RTP Database now houses 20,000 RTP Projects! These projects have received $944,000,000 and have been matched by over $562,000,000, for a total of $1,506,000,000. RTP funding requires at least a 20% match. Please note that RTP funding has leveraged nearly 60% in additional support from other sources of funding!


published Feb 2021

2020 NRT Photo Contest Winners Announced

by American Trails Staff

The results are in! Here are our picks from the 230 photos submitted for the 2020 photo contest.


posted Sep 20, 2021

Accessibility improved on Lake Mead trails

Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s two National Recreation Trails, the Historic Railroad Trail and River Mountains Loop Trail, received funding for surface and drainage improvements to ensure that the trails are in good condition for years to come.


published Jun 2008

Alabama Scenic River Trail, Alabama

At approximately 631 miles in length (the suitability of various river channels will vary the exact route for different types of watercraft), the trail is considered to be the longest in a single state in the U.S.


published Dec 1996

An Overview of Nebraska's Cowboy Trail

Cowboy Trail, Nebraska's first office State Recreational Trail.


published Dec 2009

Armand Bayou Hiking Trail Restoration Project, Texas

Funded by a Recreational Trails Program grant from Texas' state trails program, this trail rehabilitation project at a nonprofit nature center used a wide variety of funding and volunteer assistance.


published May 2012

B-Line Trail, Bloomington, Indiana

The B-Line Trail, created from a former railway corridor, extends a total of 3.1 miles from the east side of Adams Street through downtown Bloomington and the former railroad switch yard to the north side of Country Club Drive.


published Mar 2009

Braille trail building and renovation

by American Trails Staff

Braille trails and sensory gardens offer sustainable and accessible ways to safely experience the outdoors and provide opportunities to interact with nature.


published Sep 2012

Cedar Valley Trails Named 2012 Outstanding Tourist Attraction

This popular trail system is one of several projects recognized for excellence in the tourism industry at the recent Iowa Tourism Conference.


published Jun 2011

Chattahoochee Valley Railroad Trail, Valley, Alabama

The trail traces the path of the Chattahoochee Valley Railway, which was constructed by the West Point Manufacturing Company to serve several cotton mills along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia border.


published Sep 2018

Coldwater Mountain Biking Trail System, Alabama

by Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources

Sandwiched halfway between the major metropolitan areas of Birmingham, AL and Atlanta, GA is the small town and big trail dreams of Anniston, AL and its 4,000-acre open space, Coldwater Mountain.