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published Mar 10, 2020

Unifying the Trails Community

by American Trails Staff

By recognizing the common goals that all trail user types share, and fighting for those goals together, it is possible to create a real and positive impact on the trails world.


published Jul 2, 2018

Horses as Trail Users

Horses are the only means of transport into the wilderness that has a mind of its own.


published Jun 1, 2018

Hiking is for all Abilities

The beauty of hiking is that it is for all abilities. Opportunities for accessible trails as well as more challenging routes can be found in every corner of America.


published Oct 13, 1995

Using Partnerships and Cooperation to Get What You Need for Trails

by Skye Ridley with American Trails

Keynote Address to the Arizona State Trails Conference


published Apr 4, 2004

The Multi-Objective Values of Trails

by Steve Elkinton with National Park Service

Trails and greenways advocates need to think more broadly and to look at the larger values of trails in the context of "green infrastructure."


published Jan 1, 2001

Trail Quotes

by Jim Schmid

A collection of trail quotes.


published Sep 17, 2018

FAQ: Determining trail capacity or level of service

by American Trails Staff

How many users can a paved trail support before it becomes too crowded or over used?


published Oct 1, 2009

FAQ: Building trails near ports

by American Trails Staff

Examples of combined recreational and industrial uses on east and west coast port properties.


published Feb 6, 2013

FAQ: Are business plans for trails of any value?

by American Trails Staff

Choosing between a business plan, an economic study, or a feasibility study


published Jan 22, 2007

The Impact of Aging Populations on Outdoor Recreation

New Report Says Longer Healthy Life Expectancy Multiplies Seniors Competing in Sports and Keeping Fit.