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posted May 30, 2018

Recreation Code of Ethics urged by Blue Ribbon Coalition

This etiquette guideline for trail users is from a motorized perspective.


posted May 16, 2018

Recreational Horse Trails in Rural and Wildland Areas: Design, Construction, and Maintenance

American Trails Magazine editor, Stuart Macdonald, reviews Dr. Wood's equestrian trail book.


posted Dec 22, 2020

Recreational Mountain Biking: A Management Perspective

This study offers direction for future studies on mountain bike riding, including: characteristics of mountain bike riders and their use patterns, identification of resource degradation problems, identification and resolution of conflict issues, wilderness trespass issues, partnership issues, communication issues, and testing of management strategies related to mountain bike use.


posted Sep 13, 2020

Recreational Trail Program Funds Help Create Sign Language Program

Kartchner Caverns State Park provides tours that see over 150,000 people annually and the information that rangers provide on the tours is crucial to the experience. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing community has been missing out on a vital part of the experience, until now.


posted May 14, 2021

Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Funds Help Bring Changes to Oklahoma State University (OSU) Botanical Garden

by American Trails Staff

The botanical garden at OSU is undergoing improvements with the help of RTP grant funding.


posted May 10, 2022

Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Highlight: Chautauqua Bottoms in Jackson, Illinois

Chautauqua Bottoms Nature Preserve created accessibility upgrades with RTP funds.


posted Nov 13, 2019

Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Highlights

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Every year hundreds of projects across the country use Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding to complete new projects and improve existing infrastructure. These are two recent highlights of how those funds are being used on the ground.


posted Sep 6, 2022

Recreational Trails Program Highlight: Brighton Park, Ohio

by Sue Crowe

Brighton Park, formerly the Henninger Landfill, was a construction and demolition debris landfill in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland that ceased operation in the 1980s.


posted Dec 4, 2019

Recreational Trails Program Highlight: Connecting and Completing the Catamount Trail

The project to complete the Catamount Trail, located in Oregon's Silver Falls State Park, was awarded $145,925.00 in Recreational Trails Funds in the year 2016.


posted Jun 1, 2022

Recreational Trails Program Highlight: Fulbright Spring Greenway, Missouri

by Sue Crowe

From Trash to Treasure. What used to be a landfill in Springfield, Missouri is finding new use.


posted Aug 12, 2022

Recreational Trails Program Highlight: Prison Hill 5th Street Trailhead Project, Nevada

by Sue Crowe

Visible throughout Carson City, the approximately 2,500 acre Prison Hill Recreation Area has been set aside and dedicated as open space for the community of Carson City.


posted Oct 3, 2022

Recreational Trails Program Highlight: Tennessee State Parks Tires to Trails Program

by Sue Crowe

Tennessee State Parks Win National Award for Tires to Trails Program