Trails, Parks and Environmental Links
- National Park Service
- The official Web site of the National Park Service.
- National Park Service Trails
- Directory of national parks with trail-specific Web pages.
- American Discovery Trail
- Coast-to-coast, non-motorized trail covering 6,300+ miles from
Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California, to Cape Henlopen State
Park, Delaware. Trails are designed for hiking, biking and equestrian
use. Detailed state-by-state trail guide.
- American Hiking Society
- Organization devoted to keeping a tab on legislation affecting
trails/hiking at the federal and regional level. AHS site is chock
full of information, including legislative news, alliance of hiking
organizations database, national trails directory and state-by-state
guide to hikes, trail events and volunteer opportunities.
- American Trails
- American Trails works to create and promote the nation's network
of trails by finding common ground and promoting cooperation among
all trail interests -- including hiking, bicycling, mountain biking,
horseback riding, water trails, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing,
trail motorcycling, ATVs, snowmobiling, and four wheeling.
- Appalachian Trail Conference
- A confederation of over 30 clubs, from Maine to Georgia. Web
site offers very informative state-by-state guide on hiking the
Appalachian Trail, conservation/stewardship programs and volunteer
- National Parks and Conservation Association
- Originally created as a watchdog for the National Park Service,
today NPCA partners with the federal government and numerous national,
regional, and local groups to act on the ground, in Congress and in the courts
- National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
- NCPTT is an interdiscplinary effort by the National Park Service
to enhance the art, craft, and science of preservation. [Graphics-heavy
- North American Trail Ride Conference
- Competitive trail ride organization headquartered in New Mexico
with six regional membership clubs covering every state in the
country. Ride calendar is available online; an active e-mail list
keeps members updated on trail ride events.
- North Country Trail Association
- The North Country Trail Association is a nationwide nonprofit
organization that works in partnership with the National Park
Service to build, maintain, and promote the North Country National
Scenic Trail -- a footpath that one day will stretch more than
4,000 miles to link communities and wilderness areas across seven
- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a 13-year-old nonprofit organization
dedicated to enriching America's communities and countryside by
creating a nationwide network of public trails from former rail
lines and connecting corridors.
- Open Space Foundation
- Open Space Foundation (formerly The Rig Foundation) aims to
educate the public about the benefits of preserving open space
for recreational use and environmental sustainability. Programs
include OSF-sponsored journeys, including publishing writing projects
by individuals participating in the journeys and who are active
in land preservation issues. OSF also seeks to direct donated
funds toward land preservation organizations.
- Santa Fe Trail
- Organization promotes public awareness and appreciation of the
Santa Fe Trail, a 19th century trade route between the western
reaches of United States and New Mexico (then part of the Republic
of Mexico). Wagon Tracks, the association's quarterly magazine
features trail activities and scholarly writing about the trail.
- Student Conservation Association
- Youth-oriented association for community conservation service
opportunities, outdoor education and career training. SCA volunteers
and interns participate in conservation service in national parks,
forests, refuges and urban areas in all 50 states.
- American Trails
- Our members are working to enhance and protect America's network of
interconnected trails. We support local, regional, and long-distance trails
and greenways, whether in backcountry, rural or urban areas. Our goal is
to support America's trails by finding common ground and promoting cooperation
among all trail interests.
- Dirty Sole Society
- "Barefoot" club, support group/forum for people
who choose to go barefoot as a lifestyle choice.
- GORP hiking guide
- GORP biking guide
- GORP horseback riding
- Trails by State
- A database hosted by American Trails
- Destination guides, maps and articles on
selected major recreation areas across the US.
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