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posted Jul 14, 2020

More Than a Pet Peeve - Dogs Off Leash

by Lora Goerlich with Equestrian Trails and Facilities Consultant LLC

Contributing author and equine trail expert Lora Goerlich shares her thoughts on why leash laws need to be taken seriously.


posted Jul 13, 2020

Running the Line – Thoughts from the Trail

by Julien Cossette

Julien Cossette, one of American Trails 2019 Emerging Trail Leaders, shares his thoughts from working on the Great Divide Trail.


posted Jan 21, 2020

The Health Benefits of Motorized Trail Riding

by Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF)

Trail Riding promotes physical activity in those who might otherwise forego exercise altogether. All physical activity is beneficial.


posted Jun 30, 2020

Sustainable Advantage

An in-depth exploration of outdoor recreation in rural California.


posted Jun 17, 2020

Great News on the Great American Outdoors Act!

by American Trails Staff

American Trails and our partners applaud the Senate's bipartisan effort to pass the Great American Outdoors Act by a bipartisan vote of 73-25.


posted Jun 8, 2020

Historical Perspective on Racism in the Outdoors and Looking Forward

Putting the continued fight for equity in the outdoors into historical context, and finding ways to move forward.


posted Jun 5, 2020

Ever Wonder How to Become a JEDI Knight?

It likely comes as little surprise that our trails community does not currently include the full spectrum of people it could. Charles Thomas, executive director of Outward Bound Adventures, is the Obi Wan of JEDI Trail Knights with 40 years of experience bringing more diversity to our trails. At the 2019 International Trails Symposium he spoke about the understanding and motivation to help make trails a transformative place for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.


posted Nov 24, 2023

Vermont Town Forest Trail Standards Guide

The Vermont Town Forest Trail Design Guide was developed as part of the Vermont Town Forest Recreation Planning Toolkit, an initiative of the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program, to provide general guidance for designing and developing trails in town forests and beyond.


posted Jul 30, 2020

Merced River Trail Community Benefits Study

by Headwaters Economics

The purpose of this report is to describe the economic, quality of life, public health, and other benefits that Mariposa County and its residents are likely to enjoy from the Merced River Trail based on research and experiences of communities with similar projects.


posted Apr 15, 2019

Skills and Competencies Upon Which to Build the Trails Industry

by American Trails Staff

Categories, lists, and definitions of skills used in trails and greenways work, along with links to classes and resources for training.


posted May 29, 2020

The 2020 RTP Achievement Awards are Back on!

by American Trails Staff

The Coalition for Recreational Trails will host the 2020 achievement awards to recognize outstanding trail projects funded by the national Recreational Trails Program (RTP) virtually this year and will invite winners to in-person celebrations next year.


posted May 27, 2020

Action Alert: Please Support RTP By Sending Letters From Your Organizations

by Mike Passo with American Trails

Encouraging that HR 5797, “The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Full Funding Act of 2020” be included in the transportation reauthorization bill currently being drafted