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posted Mar 13, 2018

Greenway Planning, Criteria, and Strategies for Implementation

Greenways provide numerous and diverse benefits to local municipalities and their residents. This plan focuses on the economic, ecological, recreational, social, and transportation benefits of greenways.


posted Jul 1, 2021

Are horses responsible for introducing non-native plants along forest trails in the eastern United States?

Horses have been suggested to be an important source for the introduction of non-native plant species along trails, but the conclusions were based on anecdotal evidence.


posted Mar 5, 2018

Comparing Relative Impacts of Various Trail User Groups

by Woody Keen with Trail Wisdom LLC

A summary of research and studies on factors that affect trails management strategy and determining uses for each trail.


posted Sep 10, 2018

New Trails for a Significant Texas Playa Wildlife Preserve

by American Trails Staff

Design for trail system provides wildlife viewing and teaches about playa resources.


posted Mar 27, 2018

Chupadera Wilderness National Recreation Trail, New Mexico

Traversing the Chupadera Wilderness Area of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, this 9.5-mile backcountry trail is rich in wildlife and wildflowers.


posted Mar 27, 2018

Old Growth Ridge Trail, BLM Eugene District, Oregon

The Bureau of Land Management's Whittaker Creek campground provides the trailhead for this scenic climb through huge Douglas fir trees, as well as western hemlock, red cedar, red alder, and big leaf maple


posted Mar 27, 2018

Lions Park National Recreation Trail, Temple, Texas

Given its artistic features, hilltop vistas, and recreational facilities, it is easy to see why this 2-mile walking trail is so popular with Temple residents of all ages.


posted Mar 27, 2018

Congaree River Blue Trail, South Carolina

Starting near Columbia, this 50-mile water trail and greenway ranges from urban adventures to the Coastal Plain with its high bluffs and floodplain habitats.


posted Mar 27, 2018

Canyon National Recreation Trail, New Mexico

Located in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) , this 2.2-mile interpretive trail provides access to wildlife viewing in the Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem.


posted Mar 27, 2018

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, North Carolina

The trail features a variety of historic sites, abundant wildlife, and opportunities for biking, fishing, and canoeing.


posted Mar 27, 2018

Ohio & Erie Canalway - Congressman Ralph Regula Trail, Ohio

The Ohio & Erie Canalway is a national heritage area – a park that includes the Towpath Trail, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway, and Ohio & Erie Canalway Byway.


posted Mar 27, 2018

Heritage Rail Trail County Park, Pennsylvania

Traversing York County to the Maryland border, this 19-mile multi-use trail provides an integral link in a statewide trails system and epitomizes the concept of a close-to-home trail experience, but has regional, State, and national significance as well.