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posted Nov 27, 2019

Five National Recreation Trails to Visit this Thanksgiving

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Check out these five National Recreation Trails that are perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving!


posted Nov 22, 2019

11 Questions Answered About Trail Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Q&A from the American Trails webinar for JEDI with the purpose of creating a map that can help you identify priorities for your organization and areas where you need more support.


posted Feb 14, 2022

Highway-Rail Crossing Handbook

by Kimley-Horn Planning and Design Engineering Consultants

The purpose of the Highway-Rail Crossing Handbook, 3rd Edition is an information resource developed to provide a unified reference document on prevalent and best practices as well as adopted standards relative to highway-rail grade crossings.


posted Nov 19, 2019

Small Business Owners Along the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) Say Trails are Vital to the Economy

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition surveyed 200 small business owners along the CDT and found that 86% say trails are vital to the economy of their communities.


posted Nov 19, 2019

Small Business Owners Along the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) Say Trails are Vital to the Economy

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition surveyed 200 small business owners along the CDT and found that 86% say trails are vital to the economy of their communities.


posted Nov 18, 2019

Ron McKinney - Goodbye to a Great Friend and Leader

by American Trails Staff

Ron was an avid snowmobiler and ATV rider who worked for the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Ron was a leader who knew that the State Trails Program exists only because of Wyoming’s snowmobile and ORV riders who fund it.


posted Nov 15, 2019

The Nature of Trail Aesthetics

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Trailshaping is a system of understanding in which simple, everyday forces shape (generate) the big picture, details, and nuances of all trails and all trail types, as well as context-specific trail planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management.


posted Nov 14, 2019

Trails Crossing on Active Railroad Lines

by Stuart Macdonald

One of the most difficult trail facilities to accomplish is a crossing of an active rail line.


posted Nov 13, 2019

Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Highlights

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Every year hundreds of projects across the country use Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding to complete new projects and improve existing infrastructure. These are two recent highlights of how those funds are being used on the ground.


posted Nov 12, 2019

San Jose, California has Released their 2019 Trail Count

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

San Jose has released their 13th annual Trail Count, a report which helps them study trail use in the area and determine how they are meeting the needs of their trail users.


posted Nov 11, 2019

“Walk Easy; Hike Strong”: A Veteran’s Journey of Discovery on the Arizona Trail

by Mike Buckley

Warrior Expeditions is a nonprofit group that helps veterans by giving them the opportunity to participate in outdoor expeditions with the intent of improving the transition back into civilian life.


posted Nov 7, 2019

Safe Encounters with Horses on Shared-Use Trails

by Dianne Martin

American Trails contributor Dianne Martin shares some tips on how to safely share trails with horses.