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posted Mar 13, 2018

Rochester's Natural Connection: the Genesee Riverway Trail

A 3,572-foot-long bridge links city residents to nature along the Genesee Riverway Trail in Rochester, NY.


posted Apr 20, 2018

Rocky Mountain Pack String Promotes Stock Packing Skills

by Glenn Ryan with USDA Forest Service

The Rocky Mountain Regional Specialty Pack String assists in managing and maintaining wilderness and back country areas using traditional animal packing livestock skills.


posted Nov 18, 2019

Ron McKinney - Goodbye to a Great Friend and Leader

by American Trails Staff

Ron was an avid snowmobiler and ATV rider who worked for the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Ron was a leader who knew that the State Trails Program exists only because of Wyoming’s snowmobile and ORV riders who fund it.


posted Mar 27, 2018

Row River National Recreation Trail, Cottage Grove, Oregon

The Row River Trail runs 15.6 miles along an abandoned rail line from Cottage Grove to Dorena Lake, Culp Creek and the nearby Umpqua National Forest.


posted Sep 3, 2021

RTP - Workforce Development, Equity, and Climate Resiliency

The Recreational Trails Program directly addresses our desire to put young people to work, provide equitable access to nature, and provide resilient responses to natural disasters


posted Jan 31, 2020

RTP Highlight: Magone Lake Mountain Bike Trail System

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon is working to create a new bike trail system with the help of Recreational Trail Program (RTP) funds.


posted Dec 12, 2019

RTP Highlight: The Stage Coach Trail

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

The Coalition for Recreation Trails (CRT) awarded the 2019 Maintenance and Rehabilitation award to the Vermont ATV Sportsman's Association (VASA) for the Stage Coach Trail Improvement project.


posted Jul 13, 2020

Running the Line – Thoughts from the Trail

by Julien Cossette

Julien Cossette, one of American Trails 2019 Emerging Trail Leaders, shares his thoughts from working on the Great Divide Trail.


posted Mar 27, 2018

Sacramento River Trail and Sacramento Rail Trail, Redding, CA

Based on a partnership between the City of Redding, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, and Shasta County, these trails are an example of what is possible through a joint effort between various agencies and local groups.


posted Nov 7, 2019

Safe Encounters with Horses on Shared-Use Trails

by Dianne Martin

American Trails contributor Dianne Martin shares some tips on how to safely share trails with horses.


posted Mar 6, 2018

Safe Management of Power Line Trails

by Gary Holisko

Trails are often built in utility corridors of all kinds, from underground pipelines to electric power lines overhead. Over the years some articles have raised concerns, apparently unfounded, about electromagnetic fields (EMF) emanating from power lines. But other factors are more important when managing utility line trails.


posted Aug 3, 2020

Safe Routes to Everywhere

by Rails to Trails Conservancy

Transportation connects people and places. It provides access to jobs, education, shopping and recreation. More than one-quarter of all trips we make are less than a mile — an easy walking distance — and nearly one-half of all trips are within three miles — an easy biking distance. Yet, we make more than 78 percent of these short trips by car.