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posted Feb 14, 2022

Trail Planning and Design Hub

Everything you need to know about trail planning and design for long lasting trails.

posted Nov 9, 2021

Trail Accessibility Hub

Everything you need to know about planning, building, and maintaining accessible trails.

posted Aug 5, 2019

Planning Trails With Wildlife in Mind - Wildlife and Trails Primer

by American Trails Staff

The Primer provides discussion of broad wildlife topics, plus key concepts and rules of thumb to help with trail planning and management.

posted Feb 19, 2018

Indy’s New Full Circle Master Plan

The Indy Greenways Full Circle Plan is a bold new vision for trails.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Federal Funds for Transportation and Recreation

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration, Bob Richards with Tennessee Greenways and Trails

How to apply for Federal-aid funds


posted Feb 19, 2018

Creating Trails Databases Using GIS Technologies

by Robert Spurlock with Metro Regional Government, Max Woodbury with Metro Regional Government, Jenny Konwinski, Reid Ammann

The task of developing GIS databases.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Trails -- Core Attribute of a Sustainable Community

San Jose California and Atlanta Georgia are advancing large scale trail developments as core elements of sustainable development.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Trash to Treasure

Glenwillow, Ohio has developed a multi-layered trail and park system along floodplains, regionally significant utilities, industrial history, and new development.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Telling a Better Story

by Jennifer Rigby with The Acorn Group, Inc., Kristin Lundstrom with City of Boise Parks and Recreation, Erica Fielder with Erica Fielder Studio

Focuses on strategies for captivating your trail audience with provocative, well designed interpretive panels.


posted Feb 19, 2018

State of the Art Technology for Modern Trails

by J. Scott Groenier, PE with USDA Forest Service, Chip Young with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Today’s techno-savvy trail users expect to be able to plan and preview their trail experience with accurate GPS and GIS data viewed in programs like Google Earth.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Pathway to the Pacific

Exploring options for trail types, surfaces, and alignments, along with trailheads and facilities, for a wide variety of activities.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Linking the Landscape

by Laura Belleville with Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Staci Williams with American Rivers

American Rivers discusses protecting riverside land through the creation of Blue Trails, the water equivalent to hiking trails, and messaging strategies developed as part of the Waccamaw River Blue Trail.


posted Feb 19, 2018

You Can Get There

by Karen Vitkay with Alta Planning + Design, Alex Oreschak with Maricopa Association of Governments

Wayfinding systems are essential tools of complete and effective regional trails and trail networks.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Vernacu-What? Culture, Heritage and the Natural Environment as Building Blocks for Trail Design

Drawing from dry-laid rock fences, a significant equine heritage, and one of the oldest urban growth boundaries in the nation, Legacy Trail spans the gamut of landscapes.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Connecting Communities

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration, Laura Toole with Federal Highway Administration

This presentation focuses on design publications that address common design challenges and barriers.