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posted Aug 30, 2023

Resource Library


posted Aug 30, 2023

Advancing Trails Awards

The Advancing Trails Awards Program is one way that American Trails recognizes the tremendous contributions and successes of exemplary people across the globe who are working to advance trails. These awards are presented every two years during the International Trails Summit. American Trails worked with the World Trails Network – Hub for the Americas to select the International Trails Partnership award.


posted Aug 30, 2023

Coalition for Recreational Trails

The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) is an alliance of national and regional trail-related organizations across a broad spectrum of interests representing motorized and non-motorized communities. Its members work together to build awareness and understanding of the Recreational Trails Program, which returns federal gasoline taxes paid by off-highway recreationists to the states for trail development and maintenance. Read more about CRT.


posted Aug 30, 2023

American Trails Board of Directors and Staff

We'd like to introduce the Board of Directors of American Trails and tell you more about these committed trails activists. Click on a board member's name to read their bio.


posted Aug 29, 2023

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posted Aug 16, 2023

Sarah Zigler Interpretive Trail, Jacksonville, Oregon

Discover this 2.0-mile loop trail near Jacksonville, Oregon. A fun trail with interpretive signs along the way.


posted Aug 9, 2023

Why Trails Matter: Resilience to Wildfire

by American Trails Staff

Trails connect suburban and rural communities to wild places, and they can play an important role in landscape resilience, as wildfire becomes more frequent in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) where homes are increasingly being built.


posted Jul 24, 2023

Blackwater Fire Memorial, Wyoming

The Blackwater Fire Memorial is a unique natural and historic experience that begins near and then accesses the site of the Blackwater wildfire fatality site.


posted Jul 13, 2023

Memorial: Donn Steven Anderson

Steve’s lifework and legacy ended up creating terrific trails for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.


posted Jul 3, 2023

Willamette River Water Trail, Oregon

This water trail extends as far south as Creswell, OR, and as far north as St. Helens, OR. The area encompasses the entire mainstem of the Willamette River as well as portions of the Coast Fork Willamette and Middle Fork Willamette.


posted Jul 2, 2023

The Fabulous Fox! Water Trail, Illinois and Wisconsin

The nationally designated Fabulous Fox! Water Trail straddles the border from southeast Wisconsin to northeast Illinois. The trail offers 158 miles of paddling through gorgeous Midwest towns and landscapes including prairies, forests, farms, and bluffs. There is River access at more than 70 public locations, many are in vibrant communities with restaurants, and historical and cultural amenities to enjoy. Plan your adventure today!


posted Jun 2, 2023

Joe's Canyon, Arizona

This is a three-mile trail beginning on Coronado Peak and ending at the Coronado National Memorial Ranger Station.