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posted Nov 6, 2019

2019 American Trails Costume Contest Results

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Thank you to everyone who participated in our second annual costume contest!


posted Nov 5, 2019

Ramps for Accessible Trails and Shared-Use Pathways

by Stuart Macdonald

Ramps, typically used for building access, are often provided on trails.


posted Nov 1, 2019

Yellowjackets on the Trail

by Lora Goerlich with Equestrian Trails and Facilities Consultant LLC

This first hand account from American Trails contributor Lora Goerlich is a great reminder about why you need to be prepared for yellowjackets on the trail.


posted Oct 31, 2019

Engaging the Health Community

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Trails are shown to improve health both mentally and physically, yet the healthcare industry and the trails industry rarely work together. There are many reasons for this, such as logistics, bureaucracy, and communication issues. We asked some leading experts how we can begin bridging these gaps.


posted Oct 29, 2019

Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI): Part 1 (The What and Why of JEDI)

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) are all hot topics in the outdoors world, getting more attention than ever, and increasingly being recognized for their importance.


posted Oct 25, 2019

Florida’s Growing Trail Town Program

by Doug Alderson with Florida Office of Greenways and Trails

To recognize Florida’s trail towns, the Office of Greenways and Trails (OGT) developed the Florida Trail Town program in 2018, inspired by the successful trail town programs of states such as Pennsylvania and Kentucky.


posted Oct 24, 2019

Steel Trail Bridges on Shared-use Urban Pathways

by Stuart Macdonald

A variety of steel-frame commercial bridges along typical multiple-use trails.


posted Oct 17, 2019

The Keys to Making Ambitious Trail Partnerships Work

by Back Country Horsemen of America

Organizations working together can tackle problems and issues that are too large for single organizations to handle.


posted Oct 16, 2019

Eleven National Recreation Trails to visit this October

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

October is the official month for all things spooky, which means for trail enthusiasts, it’s the perfect time to visit these sinisterly named National Recreation Trails.


posted Oct 14, 2019

Texas Trail Looks to Connect Austin to San Antonio

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

The El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association is working to create a multi-use trail that will connect two of the lone star state's largest cities, Austin and San Antonio.


posted Oct 8, 2019

Ramble On: A History of Hiking

by Jim Schmid

An American Trails book review by Jim Schmid.


posted Oct 2, 2019

2018 American Trails Costume Contest Results

by American Trails Staff

October is here, which means it's time to enter the 2nd annual American Trails Costume Contest!