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posted Sep 3, 2021

Be Trail Kind - Trails Are Common Ground Initiative Launches

No matter our differences in backgrounds or how we choose to enjoy the great outdoors, trails create common ground that connects us. Access to trails is a privilege we acknowledge and can only safeguard through our actions toward one another.


posted Aug 31, 2021

Over $14,000 in Giveaways for our 10-Year Webinar Anniversary!

by American Trails Staff

American Trails is celebrating a decade of our Advancing Trails Webinar Series and giving away awesome swag as a thank you to our webinar viewers and supporters for being a part of this milestone. Check out the giveaways below, and thank you to all the sponsors who donated amazing items!


posted Aug 31, 2021

Trails Training Calendar

Trails training, workshops, and conferences on trail building, planning, management, land protection, organization development, leadership, tools, GIS data, parks, bike/ped facilities, nonmotorized transportation, funding, and stewardship.


posted Aug 31, 2021

National Recreation Trails

National Recreation Trails are existing land-based and water-based trails that provide close to home recreation opportunities on Federal, State and local lands. Learn how to apply for designation.


posted Aug 26, 2021

Walking Toward Peace: Veterans Healing on America’s Trails

by Jim Schmid

Jim Schmid reviews Cindy Ross' new book "Walking Toward Peace: Veterans Healing on America’s Trails"


posted Aug 26, 2021

Monitoring Guidebook

by The Interagency Visitor Use Management Council

Evaluating Effectiveness of Visitor Use Management


posted Aug 26, 2021

Data Survey and Sampling Procedures to Quantify Recreation Use of National Forests in Alaska

by USDA Forest Service

Estimating visitor numbers and collecting information on visitor attitudes in Alaska national forests is especially challenging because of the dispersed access to the forests by a relatively small number of visitors.


posted Aug 26, 2021

Designing Sustainable Off-Highway Vehicle Trails

by USDA Forest Service

Proper management of off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails is one of the most important tasks for trail managers today.


posted Aug 23, 2021

Hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use in natural areas

by Oregon Metro Regional Government

A recreation ecology literature review


posted Aug 12, 2021

The Trail Fund Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in Sponsoring or Donating to The Trails Capacity Grant Program?


posted Aug 10, 2021

Digging Into the Numbers Behind the Pandemic Trail Boom

by Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.

As the summer unfolds, park and trail managers across North America are preparing for yet another recording breaking season. While it is too early to make definitive calls about the state of pandemic trail boom and future volumes on trails and in parks, early analyses suggest the boom is alive and well. During this unprecedented time, automated count data serves as a crucial tool to track changes, understand use, and make the work of trail managers just a little bit easier.


posted Jul 26, 2021

San Jose Trail Program Strategic Plan

by City of San Jose - Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services

While the Trail Program has identified and documented 133 miles of potential trails, the Strategic Plan is focused on delivery of the immediate 100-mile goal in the most cost effective and efficient manner.