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posted Mar 2, 2023

Grandma Gatewood Memorial Hiking Trail, Ohio

Named after Ohio native Emma "Grandma" Rowena Caldwell Gatewood. The first woman to solo-hike the Appalachian Trail.


posted Feb 26, 2023

County of Los Angeles Trails Manual

The purpose of this Trails Manual is to provide an accessible resource that can be used for trail planning, design, construction, and maintenance within the County of Los Angeles


posted Feb 21, 2023

Market Research: Equity of Access to Trails

This study has been conducted in response to the imperative offered by the JEDI Task Force.


posted Feb 14, 2023

TRAILS SAFE PASSING PLAN: STOP, SPEAK, and STAND BACK

by Equine Land Conservation Resource

Horses are prey animals and naturally can be afraid of unfamiliar people and objects. Horses have natural "flight“ survival instincts and prefer to move their feet towards an exit route. Therefore, people with horses should pass at a walk while other trail users remain STOPPED until passed.


posted Feb 14, 2023

Public Lands and the Continental Divide Trail Study

by Continental Divide Trail Coalition

The primary goal of this study was to understand who uses the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), how they use it, their preferences, and the economic impact of the CDT in the region. Additional data were also collected regarding protecting public lands and using the Continental Divide Trail in Colorado.


posted Feb 14, 2023

2022 CDT Small Business Survey

by Continental Divide Trail Coalition

From August to December 2021, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition surveyed 136 small business owners in 38 communities located along the Continental Divide Trail to learn more about how the Continental Divide Trail impacts their businesses, the local economy, and their support for public lands.


posted Feb 8, 2023

Affinity and Identity-Based Crews and Programs

by The Corps Network

The purpose of this guide is to highlight the work of service and conservation Corps who develop and manage identity-based programs and crews, discuss the intention and purpose of these crews, why they are important, and how they have been transformational experiences for Corpsmembers and partners.


posted Feb 3, 2023

Columbus Black Heritage Trail, Georgia

The Black Heritage Trail is a National Recreation Trail (NRT) that embodies the contributions of African Americans from Columbus.


posted Feb 3, 2023

Black History Trail, Washington D.C.

The Washington D.C. Black History NRT was originally created as an Eagle Scout project.


posted Feb 2, 2023

2023 Legacy Trail Program Awardees Announced

We are excited to announce the winners of our 2023 Legacy Trail Program grants. In the first year of this program, we funded a total of $1.35 million to 33 organizations.


posted Jan 31, 2023

2022 NRT Photo Contest Winners Announced

by American Trails Staff

The results are in! Here are our picks from the 591 photos submitted for the 2022 photo contest.


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.