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posted Sep 24, 2022

Hiking the Abraham Path

A case study for examining the challenges and potential of long-distance hiking trails in a region affected by political instability.


published Aug 2018

My Public Lands — Middle School Teaching Guide

by Bureau of Land Management

Through this teaching guide, students learn to locate national scenic and historic trails that they can visit with their families. Students also carefully read the inspirational language of the National Trails System Act, which motivates them to explore public lands and highlights the crucial role of volunteers in trail maintenance.


posted Sep 24, 2022

Blue Ways

Alabama Scenic River Trail, the longest river trail in a single state.


posted Sep 24, 2022

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

The history of the Columbia River Highway is a tale of visionaries, civic leaders, skilled engineers, and talented artisans.


posted Sep 24, 2022

Trails and The Pilgrimage Culture

by Robert (Bob) Searns with Robert Searns and Associates, Inc., Brad Towle with Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau, Masato Takemoto with Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau, Galeo Saintz with World Trails Network

Sharing world pilgrimage culture.


posted Sep 24, 2022

Huts in the USA: Where, Why, and How to Responsibly Expand Access to Nature

by Sam Demas with Hut2hut.info

A concise presentation of the roles hut systems can play in the educational and recreational opportunity spectrum of America.


published Aug 2010

Walkable Edmonton Toolkit promotes a more active community

Here you’ll find a menu of advocacy ideas, design concepts and walkability tools, each with links to numerous other resources. You’ll discover interesting destinations and group efforts that make walking in Edmonton interesting and fun. You’ll learn about civic initiatives that may dovetail with your interests. You’ll read success stories that prove you and your community can make a difference.


published May 2003

Tips on Meeting with Congressional Offices

Meeting with a member of Congress or congressional staff is a very effective way to convey a message about your trails, parks, or outdoor recreation issue.


posted Sep 24, 2022

The Creation of the Jeju Olle Trail (South Korea)

by Galeo Saintz with World Trails Network

This session will introduce the Jeju Olle Trail and the new possibilities that have grown from it.


posted Sep 24, 2022

New Force

by Robert (Bob) Searns with Robert Searns and Associates, Inc., Nie Jian

Learn about national trails efforts in China.


published Jul 1977

El Camino Real National Scenic Trail Study

by U.S. Department of the Interior

This study has been prepared and trail recommendations made to meet the requirements of Public Law 90-543. The 1969 El Camino Real Feasibility Study concluded that sufficient documentation of historic, scenic, natural, and cultural significance did exist to warrant further study. This study will present recommendations based on an evaluation of the field study findings.


published Oct 2013

Irish Trails Strategy: Promoting and Developing Activity in the Irish Outdoors

The ambitious vision set out in this strategy for recreational trails in Ireland is “to create, nurture and maintain a world class recreational trail network that is sustainable, integrated, well utilized and highly regarded, that enhances the health, well being and quality of life of all Irish citizens and that attracts visitors from around the world.”