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posted Mar 7, 2019

A Snapshot of the Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation spending in Western states equaled $255.6 billion – nearly 40% of the national total. This includes purchases of outdoor gear and vehicles as well as travel expenditures when enjoying the great Western outdoors.


posted Aug 8, 2012

Remembering Joe Shoemaker: Colorado Greenway Visionary

by American Trails Staff

American Trails and the trails community nationwide mourns the passing of Joe Shoemaker in August 2012.


posted Feb 5, 2020

Improving the Process: How Statewide Organizations Are Winning Federal Dollars for Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects

Statewide organizations are well positioned to improve state-level policies that impact funding processes and to share best practices with regions.


posted Aug 17, 2020

National Scenic and Historic Trail Administration

by Bureau of Land Management

This manual provides the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policy and program guidance on administering congressionally designated National Trails as assigned by the Department of the Interior within the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) and this manual describes the BLM’s roles, responsibilities, agency interrelationships, and policy requirements for National Trail Administrators


posted Jul 29, 2020

The Adirondack Rail Trail Lake Placid to Old Forge

by Rails to Trails Conservancy

The purpose of this study is to present options for the development of a recreational and economic resource for the Adirondack region between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake.


posted Jul 21, 2020

Service & Conservation Corps Green Infrastructure Background

by The Corps Network

Corps have long been engaged in conservation and ecosystem management and restoration projects in urban communities and on public lands.


posted Jun 30, 2012

Trails in a Transportation World

by Stuart Macdonald

Can trails and bikeways compete with other transportation priorities?


posted Jul 27, 2020

THE INTERTWINE Regional Trails Signage Guidelines

by Mayer/Reed

This manual serves as a technical resource to guide parks and transportation agencies as they plan, design, and fabricate wayfinding signage along regional trails in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area.


posted Apr 18, 2018

10 Tips for Counting Visitors on Trails

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

If you aren’t counting and surveying trail users, you may be missing an opportunity to better fund your program and help the community understand the value of your trail system or interconnected network of trails.


posted Mar 29, 2018

Coon Creek Trail System - Forever Wild Coon Creek Tract, Alabama

The trail system consists of two trails; the Wood Duck Trail and the Overlook Loop. The trails are near Yates Reservoir in Tallapoosa County.


posted Mar 27, 2018

Kanatak Trail, Becharof National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

The Kanatak Trail is a route used for centuries to cross the coastal mountains of the Alaska Peninsula. The Kanatak Trail was designated as a National Recreation Trail in 2012.


posted Mar 27, 2018

High Desert Trail System, New Mexico

The three mountain bicycling loops go from easy beginner to intermediate to technical, connecting communities of Gamerco and Mentmore, adjacent to Gallup, New Mexico. Designed specifically for mountain bikes, the trail system is great for an afternoon loop mountain bike ride with the family or all-day epic ride.