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posted Jun 14, 2023

Envisioning a Statewide Connection Mass Central Rail Trail Benefits Study

Study shows completion of the Massachusetts Central Rail Trail System would bring significant health and economic benefits to the commonwealth.


posted Jun 13, 2023

ITS 2023 Impact Report Available - ITS in Reno Breaks Attendance Records!

by American Trails Staff

The International Trails Summit (ITS) in Reno, Nevada April 17-20, 2023 was a rousing success, with over 900 attendees and more than 130 informational sessions representing 20 countries and 47 states, making it the largest Summit ever!


posted Jun 7, 2023

9 New National Recreation Trails Added to the National Trail System

by American Trails Staff

Nine new National Recreation Trails in 9 states, adding 340 miles to the National Recreation Trails system of more than 1,300 trails in all 50 states.


posted Jun 2, 2023

Joe's Canyon, Arizona

This is a three-mile trail beginning on Coronado Peak and ending at the Coronado National Memorial Ranger Station.


posted May 15, 2023

World’s Most Comprehensive Mountain Bike Trail Development Resource Made Possible by Minnesota Clean Water, Land and Legacy Funds

Mountain Bike Trail Development: Guidelines for Successfully Managing the Process,” a 242-page “how to” manual covers modern trail development from trail types, to landscape analysis and design, to environmental and construction considerations, cost implications and more.


posted May 14, 2023

2023 ITS Conference Proceedings

American Trails (AT) and the Professional TrailBuilders Association (PTBA) hosted the International Trails Summit (a collaborative effort of the 25th International Trails Symposium and Training Institute and the Sustainable Trails Conference) in Reno, Nevada during the week of April 17, 2023.


posted May 2, 2023

Paseo del Morro, Puerto Rico

The trail follows the west section of the Spanish colonial defensive systems of Old San Juan from the San Juan Gate to Fort El Morro.


posted Apr 18, 2023

2023 Advancing Trails Awards Announced

The Advancing Trails Awards Program recognizes the tremendous contributions of volunteers, professionals, and other leaders who are working to create an effective system of trails across the globe.


posted Apr 12, 2023

Trails and Resilience: Review of the Role of Trails in Climate Resilience and Emergency Response

by Federal Highway Administration

Trails are often overlooked as elements of essential infrastructure for a resilient transportation system.1 In emergencies where other transportation facilities are shut down or inaccessible, people may use trails to get where they need to go.


posted Apr 7, 2023

Building a Permeable, Low Maintenance Recreational Trail Along a Shoreline

by Presto Geosystems

In 2009, the city of The Colony planned to build a recreational trail (10 foot-wide, 3.5 mile pathway) that would run along the lake’s shoreline, contouring to its natural shape and providing residents with a picturesque route for outdoor activities such as walking, jogging, and cycling. The city selected the GEOWEB® Soil Stabilization System due to its flexibility to conform to curves, surface permeability, and low maintenance design.


posted Apr 6, 2023

Equitable Access to Trails Discussed at 2023 International Trails Summit

by American Trails Staff

If you will be joining us at the ITS in Reno NV April 17-20, 2023, don't miss these speakers and their sessions featuring topics related to equitable trails access.


posted Apr 5, 2023

American Trails Announces $500K Fundraising Goal for the Trails Capacity Program

The Trails Capacity Program administered by American Trails is funded by sustaining corporate sponsors and individuals. We are excited about our fundraising goals, and looking forward to opening the program later this year as funding is secured.