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posted Feb 19, 2020

Trails Make Economic Sense

The benefits of expanding and improving the outdoor recreation economy are clear and compelling.


posted Feb 19, 2020

Why Trails?

Where would we be without trails? It is a simple question, but it is worth pondering. The longer you sit with this question, the more you will discover the overwhelming impact that trails have on our lives, often in very unexpected ways.


posted Feb 19, 2020

Threats to Trails

That trails don’t just exist that they need to be maintained, that they need to be supported financially and politically or they are at threat of disappearing.


posted Feb 18, 2020

Board and Staff

We'd like to introduce the Board of Directors of American Trails and tell you more about these committed trails activists. Click on a board member's name to read their bio.


posted Feb 5, 2020

Ashuwilticook Rail Trail Abutter Survey

This survey will not only aid Trail managers and local officials in managing the existing trail and its users, but aid future planners in locating and designing trails that maximize benefits while reducing impacts.


posted Feb 4, 2020

Appalachian Trail Conservation Guidebook

by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

A Conservation Guidebook For Communities Along The Appalachian National Scenic Trail


posted Feb 3, 2020

WSDOT Shared-Use Path Design Manual

by Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

A Washington State DOT guide to designing shared-use paths.


posted Jan 31, 2020

RTP Highlight: Magone Lake Mountain Bike Trail System

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon is working to create a new bike trail system with the help of Recreational Trail Program (RTP) funds.


posted Jan 27, 2020

Health Benefits of Contact with Nature

by Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office

A Literature Review Prepared By Sara Perrins and Dr. Gregory Bratman of the University of Washington for the Recreation and Conservation Office.


posted Jan 16, 2020

The Economic Impact of Trails

A 2019 Purdue Road School presentation asking, do trails offer a direct economic benefit?


posted Jan 16, 2020

Middle Fork Trail, Oregon

This 27-mile riverside trail wanders up the Middle Fork of the Willamette River in Oregon.


posted Dec 20, 2019

Recreational Trails Program Highlight: Whiskey Run Mountain Biking Trail

by American Trails Staff

The Whiskey Run Mountain Biking Trail located in Bandon, Oregon was awarded $214,618 in Recreational Trails Program funds in the year 2016.