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posted Dec 25, 2011

Spiritual Journeys: the Light on the Trail Ahead

by Stuart Macdonald

Reflections on the spiritual aspect of trails.


posted Mar 29, 2018

Spokane River Centennial National Recreation Trail, Washington

The trail runs along the Spokane River for 37 miles from the Idaho state line to Nine Mile Falls, Washington. The paved trail is used both for commuting to work and for recreation.


posted Mar 26, 2018

Spyglass Hill Trail, Enid Lake, Mississippi

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake manages the 22 mile multi-purpose trail. The trail provides visitors with recreational opportunities including camping, hiking, equestrian riding and a chance to visit historical areas of Enid Lake.


posted Jul 23, 2020

Stabilized Engineered Wood Fiber for Accessible Trails

by USDA Forest Service

Trails made with wood chips are difficult for those who use mobility aids because the surface is soft, uneven, and shifting.


posted Dec 22, 2020

Standing Boy Creek State Park Mountain Bike Trails Master Plan

by IMBA Trail Solutions

This master plan is a result of the entirety of IMBA TS site visits, with greater importance placed on those 2018 and 2019 planning and design site visits. The master plan represents industry best practices, professional expertise and experience, modern trail theory, and insights gained from numerous conversations with GA DNR, CVA-SORBA, and many others.


posted Dec 8, 2021

State Day Hikes Series from Waterford Press and American Trails Hits Bookstands May 2022

Created based on the idea that hiking is an activity that can—and should—be fun and accessible to all, these guides provide 20 family-friendly and wheelchair accessible hikes per state.


posted Feb 19, 2018

State of the Art Technology for Modern Trails

by J. Scott Groenier, PE with USDA Forest Service, Chip Young with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Today’s techno-savvy trail users expect to be able to plan and preview their trail experience with accurate GPS and GIS data viewed in programs like Google Earth.


posted Mar 27, 2019

State of Victoria’s Guidelines for trail planning, design and management

The State of Victoria’s Guidelines for Trail Planning, Design and Management aims at “development of exceptional trail experiences. A useful feature is a trail planning and design checklist. The book also covers management models, marketing and brand- ing, community and stakeholder engagement, and monitoring and review.


posted Jan 12, 2019

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plans (SCORPs)

by American Trails Staff

The Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) serves as a guide for all public outdoor recreation in urban and rural neighborhoods, cities, and regions for a given state. Each state must prepare a SCORP every five years to be eligible for funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.


posted Mar 13, 2018

Steam-Powered Autos Share the Trail in Delaware

by Delaware State Parks

A new trail in Delaware breaks new ground with trail sharing: antique vehicles join bicycles and walkers on a paved trail at Auburn Heights Preserve. The 1.5 mile trail is just the start of a larger system.


posted Oct 24, 2019

Steel Trail Bridges on Shared-use Urban Pathways

by Stuart Macdonald

A variety of steel-frame commercial bridges along typical multiple-use trails.


posted Jan 22, 2024

STEP IT UP! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

The Call to Action provides strategies that communities can use to support walking, which we hope will result in long-lasting changes to improve the health and health care of Americans today and of the generations that follow.