posted Nov 9, 2021
Everything you need to know about planning, building, and maintaining accessible trails.
posted Jul 10, 2020
The National Trails System is the network of scenic, historic, and recreation trails created by the Act in 1968.
posted Jul 8, 2020
by Mike Passo with American Trails
Before you go on any outdoor adventures you need to ask yourself these questions to confirm if your plans are safe and appropriate.
posted Jun 15, 2020
Best Management Practice Goal: The water trail actively engages local communities and trail users, who provide support and advocacy for the maintenance and stewardship of the water trail.
posted Jun 8, 2020
Putting the continued fight for equity in the outdoors into historical context, and finding ways to move forward.
posted Jun 5, 2020
It likely comes as little surprise that our trails community does not currently include the full spectrum of people it could. Charles Thomas, executive director of Outward Bound Adventures, is the Obi Wan of JEDI Trail Knights with 40 years of experience bringing more diversity to our trails. At the 2019 International Trails Symposium he spoke about the understanding and motivation to help make trails a transformative place for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
posted May 20, 2020
by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Recently American Trails conducted a survey of the trails community to find out how this pandemic has impacted trail projects, funding, volunteer work, and more. We also talked to trail users and medical professionals to get their perspective on what they would like to see from the outdoor recreation industry in response to COVID-19.
posted Feb 19, 2020
Trails, by their very nature, promote social, racial, gender, and economic equity. They are almost always free to use, are available 24/7/365, and provide transportation alternatives no matter what mode of travel you use.
posted Feb 5, 2020
While notable advancements have been made, much is needed to break down the barriers and embrace greater inclusivity. Parks, programs, and leaders across the service need more education, guidance, support, and resources to create more welcoming experiences for a broad spectrum of audiences.
posted Dec 5, 2019
by Elvin Clapp with Bureau of Land Management
Survey of skills and competencies to assist in developing a national training strategy for National Scenic and Historic Trails
posted Nov 22, 2019
Q&A from the American Trails webinar for JEDI with the purpose of creating a map that can help you identify priorities for your organization and areas where you need more support.