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posted Jul 11, 2018

FAQ: What are the guidelines for constructing an ADA compliant remote access trail path in National Forests?

by American Trails Staff

On September 26th the U.S. Forest Service released the agency’s 2013 Accessibility Guidebook on Outdoor Recreation and Trails that updates the agency’s direction on providing recreational opportunities accessible to everyone.


posted Jan 14, 2021

FAQ: What is the definition of a trail?

by American Trails Staff

Defining a trail corridor in law, policy, and planning.


posted Feb 3, 2020

FAQ: What is the Typical Width of a Shared-Use Trail?

by American Trails Staff

The best answer that you will get for how wide a trail should be is “It depends.”


posted Aug 2, 2018

FAQ: When and where to use blazes or markers

by American Trails Staff

Best practices for blaze marking along trails


posted Aug 28, 2018

Featured providers of training and resources

Read more details on important programs and trails training provided by National Trails Training Partnership supporters


posted Nov 4, 2020

Federal and Regional Government Outdoor Fields of Occupations

by Transforming Youth Outdoors (TYO)

If you are a recent graduate, this guide will help you not only to understand the typical occupations, but also the educational requirements to start a career.


posted Sep 21, 2021

Federal Funding FAQ’s

by International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

Understanding Federal Funding for Natural Surface 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 Nov 4, 2020

Federal Government Agencies: Outdoor Career Opportunities

by Transforming Youth Outdoors (TYO)

The purpose of this guide is to introduce, for those interested in outdoor related occupations, he most relevant Federal Agencies in the United States.


posted Aug 29, 2018

Federal Highway Administration Training Programs

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), part of the US Department of Transportation, provides expertise, resources, and information to improve the nation's highway system and its intermodal connections. The Federal-Aid Highway Program provides financial assistance to the States to construct and improve the National Highway System, other roads, bridges, and trails.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Federal Transportation Funds Benefit Trails

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration, Patricia Fisher with Oregon Department of Transportation, Rocky Houston with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

This presentation will discuss transportation funding programs that benefit trails and trail-related activities, focusing on Transportation Enhancement Activities and the Recreational Trails Program.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Federal Transportation Funds for Trails (2013)

by Christopher Douwes with Federal Highway Administration

This session explains new Federal surface transportation legislation.