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posted Mar 26, 2018

Verchota Canoe Trail, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, Minnesota

This 11-mile marked paddling trail near Winona, MN, traverses broad pools, islands, braided channels, and extensive bottomland forest.


posted Apr 20, 2018

Rocky Mountain Pack String Promotes Stock Packing Skills

by Glenn Ryan with USDA Forest Service

The Rocky Mountain Regional Specialty Pack String assists in managing and maintaining wilderness and back country areas using traditional animal packing livestock skills.


posted May 7, 2012

Sustaining Communities with Trails and Open Space

by Roger Bell

A retired trailbuilder discusses land and open space.


posted Apr 3, 2018

Children’s Center Trail Project Breaks Down Barriers

This trail includes sections made of different materials that can teach children with disabilities how to maneuver on surfaces such as rubber, pea gravel, mulch, boardwalk decking, and concrete pavers.


posted Apr 22, 2012

The Longest Trail Starts Here

by Stuart Macdonald

We usually set out on a trail knowing how far we’ll go and where it ends. However, the journey to secure reliable funding for our trails and public lands is the trail that never ends.


posted Aug 19, 2020

Trail Tales Educational Outreach & Interpretive Plan

Trail Tales is a community-focused educational outreach and shoreline interpretive program centered in the City of Anacortes in Skagit County Washington.


posted Mar 19, 2012

Trails are Linking Our World

by Stuart Macdonald

Trails are not just an American concept.


posted Jul 17, 2018

FAQ: Constructing a 10' bike trail without having to relocate power poles

by American Trails Staff

What can you do when a proposed bike trail encounters obstacles such as power poles.


posted Feb 16, 2012

OPDMD: Coming to a Trail Near You?

by Stuart Macdonald

What's the right answer for mobility devices?


posted Aug 19, 2020

Community Trail Development Guide

by Virginia Department of Transportation

VDOT developed this guide to aid the process of grassroots trail planning, based on the knowledge of experienced planners, research of best practices around the nation as well as the State, and the understanding gained from trail development process in the Town of Middleburg.


posted Apr 2, 2018

Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way

Public comment period closed February 2, 2012 on the new "Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way"


posted Jan 7, 2012

Hulet Hornbeck, Trail Activist and Land Acquisition Specialist

Hulet was a long-time American Trails board member. He created his legacy through trails during 20 years of land acquisition for the East Bay Regional Park District. His intellect, kindness, public sense of stewardship and humor was an inspiration to us all!