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posted Jan 25, 2023

Trail Etiquette When Mud is Present

by Lora Goerlich with Equestrian Trails and Facilities Consultant LLC

Mud season, Mother Nature’s torment to those who seek solace in nature.


posted Jan 9, 2023

Book Review of From Rails to Trails: The Making of America’s Active Transportation Network

by Jim Schmid

This book covers the political, cultural, transportation, design, and land-use issues that have shaped the rail-trail movement.


posted Jan 9, 2023

Conotton Creek Bike Trail, Ohio

Formerly a Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway line, the Conotton Creek Bike Trail now provides one of the few walking, running, and biking trails in this region of the state.


posted Dec 26, 2022

Emerging Trail Leaders - Past Recipients

The Hulet Hornbeck Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program was launched in 2013 as part of the American Trails International Trails Symposium. The program was named in memory of lifelong trail activist Hulet Hornbeck.


posted Nov 22, 2022

Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center Staff Listing (2022)

by Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center

Equip and inspire agency leaders and partners to ensure that America's National Wilderness Preservation System endures for future generations.


posted Nov 22, 2022

Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center Brief (October 2022)

by Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center

Equip and inspire agency leaders and partners to ensure that America's National Wilderness Preservation System endures for future generations.


posted Nov 21, 2022

Rim Rock Trail, Illinois

Rim Rock National Recreation Trail is a wonderfully scenic trail leading around the rim of a rock escarpment, hence its name.


posted Nov 15, 2022

Fort River Birding and Nature Trail

The Fort River Birding and Nature Trail is a universally accessible trail. It was presented with the 2014 Paul Winske Access Award by the Stavros Center for Independent Living.


posted Nov 8, 2022

Tools for Trails: Measuring and Surveying Tools

by Tools for Trails

Before trail builders start digging, they first have to lay the trail, flag the line, and more to ensure a grade that not only matches the terrain but also is well throughout to prevent erosion.


posted Nov 1, 2022

New York State Canalway Water Trail, New York

The New York State (NYS) Canalway Water Trail is comprised of over 450 miles of land-cut canals, interconnected lakes, and rivers with more than 150 public access points for paddlers.


posted Oct 4, 2022

Ku Stevens, A Runner with a Cause

by Cathy Corlett

The future looks bright for this self-motivated athlete with a social and environmental conscience.


posted Oct 3, 2022

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge Trail System, Virginia

The trail system consists of seven trails, accessible from the Visitor Center, that provide the opportunity to observe the seven distinct habitats of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (BBNWR).