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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 Feb 5, 2021

Book Review of Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail

by Jim Schmid

Jim Schmid shares his review of this recently released book. In Journeys North, legendary trail angel, thru hiker, and former PCTA board member Barney Scout Mann spins a compelling tale of six hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2007 as they walk from Mexico to Canada.


posted Nov 23, 2020

Book Review: "Walks of a Lifetime in America’s National Parks"

by Sam Demas with Hut2hut.info

American Trails contributor Sam Demas reviews "Walks of a Lifetime in America’s National Parks" by Robert and Martha Manning


posted Feb 14, 2020

Book Review: The Greenway Imperative

by Jim Schmid

Jim Schmid reviews Chuck Flink's newest book "The Greenway Imperative: Connecting Communities and Landscapes for a Sustainable Future"


posted Sep 14, 2020

Book Reviews


posted Jul 24, 2018

Braille trail building and renovation

by American Trails Staff

Braille trails and sensory gardens offer sustainable and accessible ways to safely experience the outdoors and provide opportunities to interact with nature.


posted May 1, 2018

Breaking Down the Silos, Part One

by Mike Passo with American Trails

I have had two great epiphanies in my life, and both of them were thanks to trails. The first epiphany came as a result of a mountain biking accident I had in June of 1991.


posted Sep 10, 2018

Breaking Down the Silos, Part Two

by Mike Passo with American Trails

Continuing the series on bridging the barriers between trail user groups


posted May 13, 2009

Brian O'Neill

by American Trails Staff

Brian O'Neill - the longtime superintendent of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area who helped transform the Presidio and other military bases into parkland.


posted Oct 26, 2023

Bridging the Urban-Rural Economic Divide

It’s time for the narrative to shift from urban vs. rural to a shared economic future. Bridging the economic divide between urban and rural areas will require states, regions and localities to understand and bolster the relationship between urban and rural areas in economically meaningful and strategic ways.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Bringing the Portland-Vancouver Metro Area Together: 400 Miles of Trails Built, 600 Miles to Go

25 years in planning and building a four-county and bi-state trails system.


posted Jan 1, 2018

Brothers of the Brush Hook, an Interview with Charlie Dundas

by Mike Passo with American Trails

The thing that excites me is when I go out and I see people using our trails and I see families on the trails, you know? It pleases me and excites me that I’m beginning to, once again, see moms and dads and kids on trails, not just the mountain bikers.