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posted Oct 14, 2019

Texas Trail Looks to Connect Austin to San Antonio

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

The El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association is working to create a multi-use trail that will connect two of the lone star state's largest cities, Austin and San Antonio.


posted Oct 10, 2019

Choosing the Right Tools for Trail Work

by Jim Schmid

A wide variety of tools are available to layout, construct, and maintain trails. Local and individual preferences often dictate the kinds of tools which are chosen for various tasks.


posted Oct 8, 2019

Ramble On: A History of Hiking

by Jim Schmid

An American Trails book review by Jim Schmid.


posted Oct 3, 2019

Trails With Two Adjacent Treads

by Stuart Macdonald

Separate trails in the same corridor provide for different activities.


posted Oct 2, 2019

2018 American Trails Costume Contest Results

by American Trails Staff

October is here, which means it's time to enter the 2nd annual American Trails Costume Contest!


posted Oct 2, 2019

ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Grant Program

by American Trails Staff

This program will provide eligible groups the opportunity to apply for a grant to fund their next trail improvement related project, which could range from trail clean-up, trail restoration, trail expansion, to name a few.


posted Sep 26, 2019

Funding Needs For Wildlife, Working Lands, and Recreation In Montana

A study shows that from 2014 to 2018, there was a $6.8 million gap between trail projects proposed to RTP and funding awarded.


posted Sep 25, 2019

Horsepower: Where it all Started

by Guy Zoellner with USDA Forest Service

Packers still play an important role in backcountry trail development.


posted Sep 19, 2019

Interpretive Signs and Displays Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

Trails and greenways create an opportunity to teach visitors about history, the environment, and the community


posted Sep 17, 2019

The Future of Trails: Volunteers

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Outdoor recreation is an $887 billion industry that is, in many ways, built on the backs of volunteers.


posted Sep 12, 2019

In the Path of Fire

by American Trails Staff

Rebuilding Trails After the Carr Fire in California.


posted Sep 10, 2019

Art Along Trails

by Stuart Macdonald

A photo gallery of murals, sculptures, decorative paving, and memorials.