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posted Nov 28, 2023

American Trails Launches Free Foundations of Sustainable Trails e-Course Series

by American Trails Staff

This new five-part series of online micro-learning courses is intended to provide those new to the trails workforce with a baseline understanding of terminology and concepts that give them a solid foundation to support future trails education and ongoing professional development.


posted Jul 15, 2022

American Trails Webinar - The Science of Sustainable Trail Design and Management

This webinar describes the three most common forms of trail impact, identifies the most influential factors to develop and maintain sustainable trail networks, and discusses methods for rating trail sustainability.


posted May 1, 2019

An Economic Argument for Water Trails

by River Management Society

This report is a summary of findings from existing studies, which provide examples of the economic impact of water trails in their respective communities. It is meant to provide a helpful resource to communities interested in learning about the economic benefit water trails have provided for cities and towns in the US.


posted Jun 5, 2019

An Empire State of Trails: Creating New Trails and Connecting Existing Networks

by Karl Beard with National Park Service, Andy Beers with Hudson River Valley Greenway, Beth Campochiaro with Hudson River Valley Greenway, Mona Caron with Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Robin Dropkin with Parks and Trails New York, Sasha Eisenstein with New York State Canal Corporation, Scott Keller with Hudson River Valley Greenway, Tom Sexton with Rails to Trails Conservancy

The session describes New York’s emergence as a trail state, highlights advocacy and planning that paved the way, and offers takeaways for trail systems elsewhere.


posted Apr 18, 2018

An Equestrian Guide to Trail Etiquette

by Loomis Basin Horsemen’s Association

Following is basic “Share the trail Etiquette” that can improve the trail experience for all users.


posted May 20, 2020

An Open Letter Encouraging Designating New National Recreation Trails

With no new National Recreation Trails (NRTs) designated in 2019, and the deadline for 2020 National Trails Day fast approaching, we are encouraging Secretary Bernhardt to uphold this tradition of honoring and celebrating our nation's trails and designating new NRTs. Please read and share our open letter.


posted Jul 23, 2018

An Overview of Nebraska's Cowboy Trail

Cowboy Trail, Nebraska's first office State Recreational Trail.


posted Mar 31, 2018

Analysis of Policies Addressing Trail Accessibility Rule on Power-Driven Mobility Devices

by Stuart Macdonald

Issues addressed by local and state governments on the DOJ rule for use of "Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices" on trails, bike paths, greenways, and pedestrian facilities.


posted Apr 3, 2018

Analysis of Trail Systems within the Oil Heritage Region

Trail utilization study.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Anatomy of a Successful Statewide Foundation

Creative avenues to fund trail development, promotion, and maintenance.


posted Jan 19, 2018

Anchorage Trails System Adds to Quality of Life

The Anchorage Trail System includes paved and non-paved multi-use trails such as cross country ski trails, dog mushing trails, hiking trails and skijoring trails .


posted Mar 27, 2018

Ann and Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail, Austin, Texas

The Ann and Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail is one of the most well-used trails in America. Formerly called Town Lake Trail.