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  • Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program of the National Park Service:   The Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program is the community assistance arm of the National Park Service. RTCA supports community-led natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation projects.  RTCA staff provide technical assistance to communities so they can conserve rivers, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways.
  • Texas Trails Network (TTN): TTN is a nonprofit statewide organization dedicated to the quality development and management of all types of trails including equestrian, hiking, bicycling, historic, canoe and kayaking, birding etc.
  • The Central Texas Trail Tamers is a group of ready volunteers from the general public of Central Texas and beyond who donate our time and efforts to build and maintain hike & bike trails, including ADA accessible trails.


  • Trails Online Library has hundreds of articles, studies, and resources on every aspect of trails and greenways.
  • American Trails Photos and Graphics of solutions to a wide array of trail-related problems. The goal is to enhance resources for trails planning, development, and management with visual ideas from across the country.
  • National Trails Training Partnership Training Calendar: Trail training, workshops, and conferences on trail building, planning, management, land protection, organization development, motorized recreation, wilderness, leadership, tools, GIS data, parks, bike/ped facilities, non-motorized transportation, funding, and stewardship.
  • National Recreation Trails: The National Trail System Act of 1968 authorized creation of a national trail system comprised of National Recreation Trails, National Scenic Trails and National Historic Trails. National Recreation Trails may be designated by the Secretary of Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture to recognize exemplary trails of local and regional significance in response to an application from the trail's managing agency or organization. Through designation, these trails are recognized as part of America's national system of trails.  
  • American Hiking Society's signature trail awareness program, National Trails Day® (NTD), inspires the public and trail enthusiasts nationwide to seek out their favorite trails to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails while participating in educational exhibits, trail dedications, gear demonstrations, instructional workshops and trail work projects.