published Dec 2019
The NRT program works to preserve and celebrate our nation's pathways. Here's an overview of how to apply for NRT designation.
published Sep 2019
by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Find out more about the National Recreation Trail program and the steps needed to apply.
published Feb 2019
This document is designed for National Trails System partners: Federal trail administrators, local land managers and landowners, volunteer partners, and State and Tribal agencies. It focuses on America’s national scenic and historic trails with only brief mention of national recreation trails and connecting-and-side trails. It provides background to Director’s Order #45, National Trails System (see Section 2.6).
published Dec 2018
National Scenic Trail designation is a rare and prestigious achievement that has been awarded only 11 times since 1966.
published Apr 2017
From ancient waterways to old rail lines, National Recreation Trails are all about moving outdoor experiences.
published Feb 2011
The difference is usually ones of scale, significance, and administration responsibility and how they are designated.
posted Mar 27, 2018
This urban rail-trail parallels the riverbanks in the Pittsburgh area for about 21 miles, often on both sides of the rivers, and offering a spectacular view of the city.
published Jan 2010
by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
A Conservation Guidebook For Communities Along The Appalachian National Scenic Trail
published Jan 2009
A survey on the urban trail through Denver, Commerce City, and Aurora, Colorado, indicated a lot of satisfaction among greenway users as well as suggestions for improvement.
posted Mar 27, 2018
The South Carolina Lowcountry's "real swamp" experience!
Jun 30, 2022
Learn about the benefits to designating your trail(s) as a National Recreation Trail (NRT), the history of NRTs, the process for trails to become NRTs, and more.
Jun 10, 2021
Learn about the benefits to designating your trail(s) as an NRT, the history of the National Recreation Trails (NRT) program, the process for trails to become NRTs, the role of NRT Ambassadors, and more.