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published May 2022

The Alabama Scenic River Trail Adds National Recreation Trail (NRT) Signs

The free NRT sign program offered by American Trails has added dozens of signs along the trail.


published Apr 2022

The Raccoon River Valley Trail

The Raccoon River Valley Trail, a National Recreation Trail, is a very well known and popular destination in Iowa and the Midwest.


published Mar 2022

Chattahoochee River NRA Water Trail

A 48-mile water trail along the Chattahoochee River in Georgia. The water trail is contained within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (NRA).


published Mar 2022

Owens Field Pump Track

In April 2021, the City of Columbia, South Carolina used Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funds to improve the Owens Field Pump Track


published Feb 2022

2021 NRT Photo Contest Winners Announced

by American Trails Staff

The results are in! Here are our picks from the 466 photos submitted for the 2021 photo contest.


published Oct 2021

Ohio's Storybook Trails Offer a Literary Trail Experience

These unique trails, partially funded by Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants, promote the importance of literacy, a healthy lifestyle, and connecting with nature.


published Sep 2021

September 11th National Memorial Trail to Offer Interactive Map

The September 11th National Memorial Trail is a 1,300-mile system of trails and roadways that link the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.


published May 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.


published Feb 2021

Five Iconic Trails Under 50 Miles

by Amy Camp with Cycle Forward

A trail need not be over 100 miles in length to become a travel destination. Plenty of people desire shorter trail experiences and are willing to design a trip around them just the same.


published Feb 2021

2020 NRT Photo Contest Winners Announced

by American Trails Staff

The results are in! Here are our picks from the 230 photos submitted for the 2020 photo contest.


published Jan 2021

Texas Recently Got Their First National Water Trail

by American Trails Staff

The newly designated Trinity River Paddling Trail is the first National Water Trail in Texas!


published Aug 2020

Interview with Greg Harris of the Missouri Rock Island Trail

by Josh Adams

American Trails contributing author Josh Adams spoke with Greg Harris about the very exciting Rock Island Trail project. In 2019 the Rock Island Trail got a huge boost when a 144-mile corridor was donated to expand the trail.