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posted Jul 10, 2020

History of the National Trails System

The National Trails System is the network of scenic, historic, and recreation trails created by the Act in 1968.


posted May 16, 2018

Horses in Ecological Reserves

by American Trails Staff

The perception of horse impacts in ecological reserves.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Mohawk-Hudson Trail Analysis of Use, Regional Benefits, and Economic Impact

The primary purpose of this report is to heighten awareness of the regional, recreational, and economic asset and to bolster current efforts to extend and improve the facility.


posted Jun 11, 2018

Off-Highway Vehicle Trail and Road Grading Equipment

by USDA Forest Service, Federal Highway Administration

The Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) was asked to find a good way to maintain a 40-mile (64-k) motorcycle and all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) trail on the Francis Marion National Forest in coastal South Carolina. Heavy use leaves a washboard surface that progresses to mounds and gullies several feet across. These are called "whoop-de-doos," and trail users find them both unpleasant and unsafe.


posted Jul 23, 2018

Planning Trails with Wildlife in Mind - Terminology

by American Trails Staff

A list of key words, concepts, and terms used in the study of wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation.


posted Jun 11, 2018

Cattle Guards for Off-Highway Vehicle Trails

by USDA Forest Service

One of the greatest sources of contention between recreationists and livestock permittees as trail use increases is gates.


posted May 30, 2018

How Agencies Manage Multi-use Trails

Multi-Use Trail Management Policy: User-Group Conflict and Resource Impact Issues.


posted Jun 11, 2018

Mountain Bike Accessories for Trail Work

by USDA Forest Service

This case study shows how the Seward Ranger District on the Chugach National Forest uses mountain bikes.


posted Jan 28, 2020

Rail-Trails and Safe Communities

by Rails to Trails Conservancy

The experience on 372 trails


posted Mar 13, 2018

Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail & It's Impact on Adjoining Residential Properties

A survey of residents acknowledged that there are disadvantages expressed by some adjacent homeowners, but most reported being satisfied with the trail as a neighbor and experiencing relatively low rates of trail-related problems.


posted May 30, 2018

Separate Trails Divide; Shared Trails Build Community

Besides being unnecessary, monitoring and enforcing separate trails is a management nightmare.


posted May 30, 2018

When Snowmobilers Meet Others on the Trail

Practical problem solving for shared use winter trails.