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posted Mar 24, 2021

HR 1864: RTP Full Funding Act Moves Forward

Welch and Curtis Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Funding for Recreational Trails -- HR 1864


posted Mar 29, 2018

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, Alabama

The trail system was developed cooperatively by the City of Orange Beach and Gulf State Park (Alabama State Parks Division) to provide recreation and access to one of the last remaining maritime forest communities along the Alabama coast.


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!


posted Jun 11, 2019

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.


posted Jul 28, 2020

I Heart Trails Tourism Strategy

While not traditionally viewed as attractions that contribute to tourism and local economies, trails have become destination worthy sites and formidable economic generators. Trails and tourism have become intertwined to the benefit of communities, small businesses, and points of interest.


posted Feb 19, 2018

I Need Help! Partnering Trails with Emergency Response Services

Learn how two communities have used GPS/GIS technology to accurately depict locations along their trails in partnership with emergency services and learn alternative methods that can help trail users connect to first responders when resources are limited.


posted Feb 19, 2018

Icing on the Cake!

by Terry Eastin, Todd Antoine, AICP with Great Rivers Greenway District, Paul Labovitz with Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

This presentation is designed to illustrate how diverse partnerships benefit trail and greenway development and bring new connections and opportunities to diverse partners and organizations whose missions, while different, compliment one another.


posted Dec 14, 2020

Identification of Effective Programs to Improve Access to and Use of Trails among Youth from Under-Resourced Communities

The primary purpose of this paper is to identify and review studies evaluating the effectiveness of programs to increase access to trails and trails use (physical activity) among youth from under-resourced communities.


posted Feb 19, 2018

If You Don't Count...

This session will present a number of different approaches to collecting data to develop estimates of the number of individuals using a trail system and the economic impact


posted Feb 5, 2018

IMBA Trail Labs: Training to Spur Trail Development

by Katherine Fuller with International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

Is your community the next great mountain biking community? What does it mean to embrace bicycles on natural-surface trails and how do community leaders and land managers get started?


posted Feb 17, 2020

Immediate Action Needed by All Trail Enthusiasts!

by American Trails Staff

The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) calls on all trail organizations and trail enthusiasts to take action immediately to continue and to expand the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), the national trails assistance program that aids all trail activities nationwide through use of federal non-highway recreational fuel taxes.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Impact of the Little Miami Scenic Trail on Single Family Residential Property Values

The study found that the Little Miami Scenic Trail positively impacts single-family residential property values, with sale prices increasing by $7.05 for every foot closer a property is located to the trail.