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published Jan 1, 2013

The Long Trails Project

by Portland State University, Oregon State Parks

This Long Trails Project has been conceived in partnership with the Oregon Parks Department to provide both a context and a definition for the Salmonberry Trail as part of a larger long trails network.


published Jan 1, 2010

Appalachian Trail Conservation Guidebook

by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

A Conservation Guidebook For Communities Along The Appalachian National Scenic Trail


published Nov 19, 2019

Small Business Owners Along the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) Say Trails are Vital to the Economy

The Continental Divide Trail Coalition surveyed 200 small business owners along the CDT and found that 86% say trails are vital to the economy of their communities.


published Nov 16, 2018

Discovering the North Country Trail

by Taylor Goodrich with American Trails

Dedicated volunteers are working to improve and complete the trail that runs across seven northern states.


published Oct 18, 2018

50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act

by Leigh Schmidt with Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS)

The historical events that led us to a robust nationwide movement for trails of all kinds


published Nov 1, 2005

Studying impacts of visitor use on the Appalachian Trail

Visitor use impacts associated with the Appalachian Trail include use of the footpath itself, overnight use areas (both designated and bootleg), and human waste management.


published Feb 2, 2011

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.


published Mar 2, 2015

FAQ: When and where to use blazes or markers

by American Trails Staff

Best practices for blaze marking along trails


published Jul 18, 2018

FAQ: What are the BEST hiking trails?

by American Trails Staff

Top 10 hiking trails


published Oct 17, 2008

Closing Gaps in the East Coast Greenway

by Chuck Flink with Greenways Inc.

The ECG Alliance focuses on completing the long-distance system of trails and bike routes.


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posted Mar 27, 2018

National Scenic Trails

National Scenic Trail is a designation for trails that consist of trails of particular natural beauty. They are among America's most iconic trails.


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Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Our mission is to is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.


PO Box 807 | 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25425-0807
(304) 535-6331 • [email protected]

Pacific Northwest Trail Association

Sedro-Woolley, Washington

We created the Pacific Northwest Trail and advocated for its place in our National Trails System — the gold standard for long-distance trails in America. Today, we strive to build a better PNT and to improve access with ...


209 Ferry Street, Suite A, Sedro-Woolley, Washington 98284
(360) 854-9415

Jones Creek Trail Riders Association

Vancouver, Washington

The Jones Creek Trail Riders Association (JCTRA) is a non-profit ATV and dirt bike club located in Vancouver, Washington. Our primary purpose is promoting, maintaining, and expanding the Jones Creek OHV area located in t...


PO Box 2471, Vancouver, Washington 98668
(503) 555-1212 • [email protected]

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