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posted Mar 5, 2018

Economic Benefits of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System

by Karen Umphress with UP! Outside

An interview with Bill Reed, Marketing Specialist for the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority.


posted Mar 5, 2018

Comparing Relative Impacts of Various Trail User Groups

by Woody Keen with Trail Wisdom LLC

A summary of research and studies on factors that affect trails management strategy and determining uses for each trail.


posted Mar 5, 2018

The Washington & Old Dominion Trail: An Assessment of User Demographics, Preferences, and Economics

The Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is a 45-mile long transportation and recreation corridor running from Arlington, Virginia, west to Purcellville.


posted Mar 5, 2018

Trail Operation and Maintenance Requirements

The County of Cumberland, NJ studied a series of railroad corridors for possible trail use including maintenance responsibilities. The Feasibility Study was written by Campbell Thomas & Co. of Philadelphia, PA.


posted Mar 5, 2018

Maintenance Checklist for Greenways and Urban Trails

by Jed Wagner with Denver Parks and Recreation Department

Denver has 130 miles of paved trails, open 24 hours a day and maintained for year-round use. Snow removal begins at 5 a.m. after winter storms.


posted Mar 3, 2018

Trail Conditions Inventory and Assessment in Northwest New Jersey

by New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

This project identifies trail maintenance needs to be addressed by NY-NJ Trail Conference volunteer trail crews.


posted Mar 3, 2018

Pioneer-Cabin, High Ridge, and Federal Gulch Trails Reconstruction

by USDA Forest Service

Funded by a Recreational Trails Program grant from Idaho's state trails program, this trail rehabilitation project was completed by the Northwest Youth Corps and a volunteer day organized with the Boy Scouts of America.


posted Mar 1, 2018

Improving the California Coastal Trail at Lands End

by Kate Bickert with Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Community partnerships enabled improvements to the Coastal Trail at Lands End for safe and accessible recreation that also protects native landscape, plants, and wildlife.


posted Mar 1, 2018

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.


posted Mar 1, 2018

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative’s Sustainable Trails Program

Developing a more uniform, systematic and data-driven process to set capital construction and maintenance priorities was vital to ensure funding is going to the highest priority projects.


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.