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Registration Now Open Virtual Hike the Hill® 2021- March 8-26, 2021

We hope you will join us March 8-26, 2021 for Virtual Hike the Hill 2021®!  Now in its 24th year, Hike the Hill® is a joint effort between the American Hiking Society and the Partnership for the National Trails System to bring together the trails…

Save the Date! 2021 Virtual Hike the Hill

We hope you will join us March 8-26, 2021 for Virtual Hike the Hill 2021®!  Registration and tentative schedule will be available in the second week of January. Now in its 24th year, Hike the Hill® is a joint effort between the American Hiking Society and the Partnership for the…

Virtual Workshop Wraps Up

Thank you! Virtual Workshop Wraps Up More than 200 people attended, presented, sponsored, and/or supported the Partnership for the National Trails System’s first Virtual Workshop. Thank you so much for making this Workshop a success we can build on! During the workshop we heard about…

Royce Gibson named Executive Director of the Florida Trail Association

Royce Gibson was selected as the Florida Trail Association’s (FTA) new executive director. Gibson began work in October 2020 leading the organization in its mission to build, maintain, protect, and promote the Florida National Scenic Trail. David Waldrop, president of the FTA’s board of directors…

U.S. Forest Service New Roles

Brenda Yankoviak accepted the position of National Trails Program Manager for Recreation Heritage Volunteer Resources in Lakewood, Colorado. Yankoviak currently serves as a natural resource specialist for the Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Golden, Colorado. Samantha Rider accepted the position of National Recreation Planner for…

New Pathways for Samantha Haas of the PNTS

Samantha Haas has accepted a full-time marketing and community outreach specialist position with Mad City Dream Homes (MCDH) in Madison, WI, and will be departing from her part-time communications coordinator and Pathways Across America editor role with the Partnership for the National Trails System. “For…

Florida Trail ‘Big Bend’ reroute approved for implementation

Just around the bend Florida Trail ‘Big Bend’ reroute approved for implementation       by Shawn Thomas, Florida National Scenic Trail Administrator Adapted from an article originally published in the Florida Trail Association Footprint magazine Over 1,100 miles of the Florida Trail (FT) have been successfully certified,…

2019 U.S. Forest Service Highlights

Trail Administration — Administered five NSTs (Pacific Crest, Pacific Northwest, Arizona, Continental Divide, and Florida), one NHT (Nez Perce), and managed portions of many others. Maintenance — Maintained and cared for approximately 6,115 miles of trail across the six NSHTs administered by the USFS in…

2019 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Highlights

Trail Management — Managed significant portions of 15 NSHTs on 860 miles of public lands in 21 States.  Inventory — Collected field data in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast/New England States for the FWS Cycle 3 Trails Inventory (TrIP 3.0). As of the end of 2019,…

2019 National Park Service Highlights

Trail Administration — Administered 23 national scenic and historic trails, crossing over 12,500 miles of public lands in 48 States, including Washington, D.C. Trail Extensions — Under the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (2019), the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail…