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posted Aug 6, 2019

Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Area, West Virginia

Spanning nearly 400 miles across eight counties, this backcountry trail system provides for a variety of trail uses, including all-terrain vehicle use, mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding.


posted Aug 2, 2019

Why Water Trails are Better Than Land Trails

by Mike Passo with American Trails

A totally unbiased analysis by a kayaker with a disability.


posted Aug 1, 2019

8 Most Used Trail Tools for Lifting and Hauling

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Lifting and Hauling Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


posted Jul 31, 2019

Connecting 10 million People to the Outdoors in Los Angeles County

by Ryan Branciforte with OuterSpatial, Zachary T. Likins with Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department, Michelle O'Connor with Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department, Sheela Kleinknecht, Dora Nuñez

The story behind the development of LA Counties world-class trails mobile app and website covering 600+ parks, over 550 linear miles of trails, hundreds of points of interest.


posted Jul 24, 2019

Life Adjacent to a Rail Trail

by Craig Della Penna with The Murphys Realtors, Trailside Team

A trail advocate's bed & breakfast offers trail opponents a chance to spend the night next to a trail.


posted Jul 22, 2019

Calvin Kangas - Doing What He Loved

by American Trails Staff

Calvin was a very passionate and dedicated volunteer who always had a smile on his face. He took over the role of president of the Ni-Miikanaake Chapter of the North Country Trail Association (NCTA) a couple of years ago and has accomplished a lot of great work and built strong relationships within the local and surrounding communities.


posted Jul 10, 2019

House Creek Greenway, Raleigh, North Carolina

Large-scale sculptures are featured along this urban trail and bikeway which also includes the Reedy Creek Bridge, the longest pedestrian bridge in North Carolina.


posted Jul 2, 2019

A Cross-Country Trail to Connect a Nation: The Great American Rail-Trail

by Ryan Chao with Rails to Trails Conservancy

The route of Great American Rail-Trail was formally revealed during a cross-country live event on May 8, 2019.


posted Jun 20, 2019

Counting Trail Users

by Matt Ainsley with Eco-Counter, Inc.

Until recently, user count data was collected manually through an annual volunteer effort. In 2017, however, a program in Pennsylvania took their count program to the next level by rolling out 17 automated Eco-Counters in all four corners of the state.


posted Jun 19, 2019

Photos from the International Trails Symposium in Syracuse

American Trails hosted the 24th International Trails Symposium and Training Institute in Syracuse, New York April 28 - May 1, 2019.


posted Jun 11, 2019

The Great American Rail-Trail

by Kevin Belanger with Rails to Trails Conservancy, Marianne Fowler with Rails to Trails Conservancy

Rails-to-Trails is embarking on a coast-to-coast trail system!


posted Jun 11, 2019

Getting Real with Preservative-Treated Wood for Trail Structures

by Butch Bernhardt with Western Wood Preservers Institute

Wood is sustainable and renewable. We can extend the life of wood far beyond the time it takes to grow a new tree.