published Aug 14, 2019
Taylor Goodrich with American Trails
Let’s face it. Motorized, equestrian, biking, and hiking users do not always get along. When conflicts inevitably arise, what do we do, and how can we avoid it in the first place?
published Mar 4, 2020
OHV recreation provides vital funding for all trail types through a fuel tax that funds the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), yet too often there are conflicts between motorized trail users and the broader trail community. American Trails talked to Mathew Giltner of the Silver State Off-Road Alliance in Nevada about the importance of OHV trails, and how we can start bridging communication gaps.
published Jan 1, 2006
A plan for a series of unique trail systems developed in Knott County, Kentucky. The System includes trails and horseback riding, ATV’s, elk/wildlife viewing, hiking, walking and mountain biking always keeping in mind the three major priorities: safety, protecting the environment, and developing a multiple use trail system in which the trails do not conflict.
published Aug 1, 2004
Roger Moore with North Carolina State University
This synthesis is intended to establish a baseline of the current state of knowledge and practice and to serve as a guide for trail managers and researchers.
published Apr 1, 2006
Three common concerns of trail opposition: crime will go up, property values will go down, liability and lawsuits.
published May 12, 2011
American Trails Staff
A few resources on public access to private land. Always check with your local planning department for zoning requirements.
published Feb 3, 2017
Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
This article provides users with a state-of-the-art legal document and guidance to customize it to nearly any situation. No conservation easement document has benefited from more real-world testing, user scrutiny, and cycles of peer review.
published Jun 1, 1998
Multi-Use Trail Management Policy: User-Group Conflict and Resource Impact Issues.
published Jan 24, 2019
This study found that were many misconceptions about what constitutes an eMTB. These misconceptions seem to foster fears and concerns about trail conflict, access, and the morality of individuals using eMTBs.