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posted Jun 4, 2019

Trail Map “Do's and Dont's"

by Jeremy Apgar with New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

All trail users, from casual walkers to experienced mountain bikers or hikers, should have access to a good trail map to make the most of their outdoor experience.


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 Dec 5, 2019

Trail Planning Skills and Competencies

by American Trails Staff

Specific skills used in planning individual trails and greenways; identifying routes and experiences for park systems; developing plans for regional and statewide systems; developing goals and objectives for trail projects.


posted Jan 19, 2018

Trail Planning, Design & Development Guidelines

by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

This 300-page spiral-bound publication, several years in the making, provides a first-ever comprehensive "how-to" guidebook for developing all types of recreational trails.


posted Apr 17, 2018

Trail Quotes

by Jim Schmid

A collection of trail quotes.


posted Mar 19, 2020

Trail Resources


posted Feb 19, 2018

Trail Science Research on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail has been the focus of the largest and most comprehensive recreation ecology trail science study ever conducted.


posted May 6, 2021

Trail Signage Guidelines

by City of San Jose - Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services

The purpose of this document is to provide the required tools for trail planners, designers, and contractors to deploy a cohesive trail signage program throughout the City of San José’s Trail Network.


posted May 10, 2021

Trail Steward Members

We want to thank these vitally important members of American Trails. Their generous contributions enable us to work for trails and greenways for ALL Americans! Please visit our Trail Stewards' websites and learn more about their services and goals.


posted Aug 19, 2020

Trail Tales Educational Outreach & Interpretive Plan

Trail Tales is a community-focused educational outreach and shoreline interpretive program centered in the City of Anacortes in Skagit County Washington.


posted Aug 31, 2022

Trail Terms

by Jim Schmid

Trail, Greenway, and Outdoor Recreation Terms


posted Apr 13, 2018

Trail Tools: Brushing Tools

by Jim Schmid, Tools for Trails

Tools for Trails has updated our resource library with the latest in brushing tools. These are the most commonly used Brushing Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.