tag: long-distance trails


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posted Mar 16, 2018

Trail Towns: Creating Memorable Destinations for Trail Users

Enhancing communities to benefit more from trail tourism along the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

tags: travel & tourism, bicycle, long-distance trails

posted Sep 12, 2018

Trails and Towns Together

Efforts to link “trail-to-town” have played a part in remaking communities. This webinar will include a case study of the first known “trail town” initiative - the Trail Town Program® along the Great Allegheny Passage.

tags: advancing trails webinar series, long-distance trails

posted Sep 6, 2018

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.

tags: mud and erosion, huts and backcountry shelter systems, hiking, long-distance trails

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.

tags: faq, historic, long-distance trails

posted Aug 2, 2018

FAQ: When and where to use blazes or markers

by American Trails Staff

Best practices for blaze marking along trails

tags: faq, signs, cairns, trailheads, hiking, long-distance trails


posted May 20, 2018

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a 2,180+ mile long public footpath that traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Conceived in 1921, built by private citizens, and completed in 1937, today the trail is managed by the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, numerous state agencies and thousands of volunteers.

tags: long-distance trails

posted Apr 24, 2018

Closing Gaps in the East Coast Greenway

by Chuck Flink with Greenways Incorporated

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

tags: greenways and open space, gis mapping, long-distance trails

posted Apr 23, 2018

Partnership works to improve Appalachian Trail in Bear Mountain State Park

Partners work to develop volunteers skills to improve heavily-used sections of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

tags: partnerships, volunteers, conservation corps, youth corps, hiking, long-distance trails

posted Mar 29, 2018

Cascadia Marine Trail, Washington

by American Trails Staff

This Puget Sound water trail is a network of 55 shoreline campsites for people traveling the Pacific Northwest inland sea in human or wind-powered, beachable watercraft.

tags: birding, wildlife and habitat, water trails, long-distance trails

posted Mar 27, 2018

The Tahoe Rim Trail, Nevada and California

by American Trails Staff

The National Recreation Trail designation for the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) includes 96 miles of the 165-mile trail which runs along the ridges and mountain tops that encircle the Lake Tahoe Basin.

tags: partnerships, backcountry, hiking, long-distance trails

posted Feb 19, 2018

Destination Trails

This session will explore the multitude of ways to connect people to trails and places with bikeways.

tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, travel & tourism, long-distance trails

posted Feb 19, 2018

Hiking the Abraham Path

A case study for examining the challenges and potential of long-distance hiking trails in a region affected by political instability.

tags: international trails, signs, travel & tourism, hiking, long-distance trails

posted Feb 19, 2018

The Business of Trails (Australia)

The Western Australian Munda Biddi Trail

tags: bicycle, international trails, sustainable trails, long-distance trails

posted Feb 19, 2018

Trail Science Research on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail has been the focus of the largest and most comprehensive recreation ecology trail science study ever conducted.

tags: urban trails, trails as transportation, hiking, long-distance trails

posted Jan 27, 2018

Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People

This webinar is based on Bob and Martha Manning's books, Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People and Walks of a Lifetime: Extraordinary Hikes from Around the World.

tags: free webinar, advancing trails webinar series, long-distance trails

posted Nov 16, 2017

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

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.

tags: long-distance trails

posted 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.

tags: economic, benefits of trails, travel & tourism, long-distance trails

posted May 30, 2019

Pacific Northwest Trail Association

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 trail information and outreach.

tags: long-distance trails

posted 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.

tags: long-distance trails

posted 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

tags: historic, long-distance trails

posted Aug 20, 2018

Celebrate the last 50 years of trails with the summer edition of American Trails Magazine

The summer edition of American Trails Magazine is now available, and it’s a celebration of the last fifty years of trails!

tags: historic, long-distance trails