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posted Feb 28, 2018

2017 NRT Photo Contest Winners

by American Trails Staff

American Trails sponsors the annual Photo Contest for designated National Recreation Trails. In celebration of these great trails we are presenting awards in several categories to highlight the diversity of NRTs, from backcountry trails to urban greenways. Here are our picks from the 275 entries for 2017.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Connecting Communities

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration, Laura Toole with Federal Highway Administration

This presentation focuses on design publications that address common design challenges and barriers.


posted Feb 19, 2018

The Devil is in the Details

This presentation discusses how to avoid common trail design mistakes.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Hiking the Abraham Path

A case study for examining the challenges and potential of long-distance hiking trails in a region affected by political instability.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Innovations in Mechanized Trailbuilding

by Tony Boone with Timberline TrailCraft, Zachi Anderson

Cutting edge machinery for building recreational trails.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Oregon Trails 2015

The State of Oregon's statewide trail plan.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Progressing Trails

Learn how to collaborate with colleges and universities to support trail projects in local communities.


posted Feb 19, 2018

The Hills Have Eyes

How to gather and interpret data.


posted Feb 19, 2018

CYA – Cover Your Assets

Help limit liability.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Building Partnerships One Step at a Time

Create an endowment that helps fund much-needed rehabilitation on the high use trails in the park.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Art of Sustainable Trail Management

by Tony Boone with Timberline TrailCraft

The basics behind developing and managing natural surface, shared-use trail systems.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Parks Paradigm Shift

by Nancy Desmond with Cleveland Metroparks, Andy Williamson

Best practices for either establishing a new bike optimized off-road trail system or better managing your current network.