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posted Jul 11, 2018

FAQ: What are the guidelines for constructing an ADA compliant remote access trail path in National Forests?

by American Trails Staff

On September 26th the U.S. Forest Service released the agency’s 2013 Accessibility Guidebook on Outdoor Recreation and Trails that updates the agency’s direction on providing recreational opportunities accessible to everyone.

categories: FAQ
tags: faq, parks, federal, accessibility and accessible trails

posted Jul 17, 2018

FAQ: What are the BEST hiking trails?

by American Trails Staff

Top 10 hiking trails

categories: FAQ
tags: faq, editorial, volunteers, hiking, long-distance trails, thru-hiking

posted Aug 2, 2018

FAQ: The difference between a National Historic, Scenic and Recreation Trail

by American Trails Staff

The difference is usually ones of scale, significance, and administration responsibility and how they are designated.

categories: FAQ
tags: faq, historic, long-distance trails, thru-hiking

posted Jul 23, 2018

FAQ: Should golf carts be allowed on paved trails in a small community?

by American Trails Staff

Ultimately, this can be an accessibility issue if you want to deal with that.

categories: FAQ
tags: faq, editorial, mobility devices, e-bikes (electric bicycles)

posted Dec 10, 2019

FAQ: Is There a Universal Difficulty Rating System for OHV Trails?

by American Trails Staff

Generally there are no difficulty ratings for OHV trails.

categories: FAQ
tags: faq, off-highway vehicles (ohv), safety

posted Jul 23, 2018

FAQ: Slippery boardwalks and bridges

by American Trails Staff

Recommendations for anti-slip on wood surfaces.

categories: FAQ
tags: faq, maintenance, bridges, preservation, surfaces

posted Sep 17, 2018

FAQ: Our roads are in bad shape... why spend money on trails?

by American Trails Staff

There is a huge amount of evidence that trails add value to properties and bring in significant increases in tourism spending, that roads just do not have.

categories: FAQ
tags: faq, urban trails, trails as transportation


posted Jul 24, 2018

FAQ: Vegetation under boardwalks

by American Trails Staff

Avoiding plant growth

categories: FAQ
tags: faq, maintenance, bridges

posted Dec 31, 2018

FAQ: How does a trail get recognized as a National Scenic Trail?

categories: FAQ
tags: faq