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posted Jan 29, 2020

Washington, Missouri: A Little, Big Trail Town Along the Missouri River

by Josh Adams

Contributor Josh Adams interviews Wayne Dunker, the parks and recreation director of Washington, Missouri.


posted Jun 15, 2020

Water Trail Planning 101

by National Park Service

A quick how to slidehow/guide for developing water trails


posted Feb 19, 2018

Water Trails

Successful water trails are the product of partnerships among a wide variety of public and private constituents.


posted Jul 14, 2020

Wayfinding Signs: Who, What, When, Where, and Why

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Wayfinding signs are the perfect way to easily communicate with trail users and keep them safe and oriented on the trail.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Ways and Means of Expanding Trail Funding

by Ken Bryan with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Laura Cohen with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Carl Knoch with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), Leeann Sinpatanasakul with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Public demand for trails of all types is outstripping current levels of funding.


posted May 30, 2018

We Built It and They Came

by Robert (Bob) Searns with Robert Searns and Associates, Inc., John M. Pflaum, PE, Bill Woodcock with South Suburban Park and Recreation District

How Littleton, CO and the South Suburban Park and Recreation District addressed trail crowding, conflicts and excessive speed.


posted Mar 26, 2018

Weiser River National Recreation Trail, Idaho

The 85-mile rail trail between Weiser and New Meadows passes through desert canyons, evergreen forests, alpine meadows, and small towns. Highlights of the trail are the historic trestles and abundant wildlife.


posted Aug 11, 2022

Welcome Cathy Corlett to the American Trails Team!

by American Trails Staff

Please welcome Cathy Corlett to the American Trails team! She joined us full-time in late July 2022 as the Director of Strategic Communications. She is also the new Trail Fund Program Director.


posted Jan 24, 2018

Wetland Trail Design and Construction

by Federal Highway Administration

This manual describes the common techniques for building a wetland trail.


posted May 3, 2022

What Can I do with a Major in Natural Resources & Tourism?

by University of Georgia Career Center

The information in this article describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major. Some of the options listed below may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.


posted Mar 18, 2020

What Coronavirus Means for Outdoor Recreation

´╗┐The spread of COVID-19 has resulted in widespread social distancing measures across the United States, but what does that mean for outdoor recreation? We are bringing you the latest news, updates, and announcements on cancellations, closures, alternative recreation experiences, and more.


posted Nov 25, 2011

What Draws People to a Trail?

by American Trails Staff

The desire to recreate, exercise and enjoy natural beauty.