5 days of learning, collaboration & networking for trail professionals and emerging leaders within the trails community.

Date: November 17-21, 2024

Location: Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa

Phone: (520) 297-1151

Address: 245 E Ina Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704


This Event Welcomes…

  • Trail professionals, advocates, and volunteers.
  • Federal employees whose work involves the National Trails System.
  • Emerging leaders, students, and young professionals looking to network and learn more about trails.
  • Others that wish to learn more about workshop topics such as state and local government, recreation, preservation, tourism, and conservation professionals.

You Can Expect this Workshop to be…

  • A positive, productive, professional, and inclusive environment for Partnership members, trail professionals, and guests.
  • A professional development experience where you can network, learn, and receive training in various topics.
  • An opportunity to share your voice with the trails community through roundtable discussions and meetings.

You Can Expect to…

  • Attend three days of workshops throughout the event (specific workshop information coming soon!)
  • Expand and enrich your network with other trail professionals and organizations.
  • Share your expertise and perspective in roundtable discussions, meetings, and other opportunities for discussion.

“I have enjoyed the program thoroughly! The breakout sessions were terrific and we were able to interact, share and learn from one another. Thank you!!!”

“Attending the workshops was a very informative, eye-opening experience for me. I can say that I feel much more knowledgeable about the resources and opportunities there are in the world of parks, trails, and resource management.”

“These workshops are an amazing way for young people like myself to get a grasp on the great resources and programs around the country that support our trails. I am very grateful for the opportunity to attend the workshops and I have learned a lot that will help me support our trails.”


“I am so thankful to have been a part of this workshop as an apprentice. Truly, I have learned so much about this industry, the trails community, and about myself, my future, and my purpose. I cannot wait to share my story, newly influenced by the knowledge I’ve gained here, with the world.”

—Trail Apprentices and Participants, National Trails Workshop 2021

Who We Are

As the only national nonprofit focused on National Scenic and Historic Trails, Partnership for the National Trails System is a collective voice, convener, resource, and hub of information that champions a vibrant National Trails System for all to enjoy. PNTS was founded by many of the nonprofit trail organizations that make up our membership to help trail managers, advocates and stewards connect and work together to advance shared goals for the National Trails System. Since 2001, the Partnership has embodied the collaboration of the National Trails System Act with representatives of Trail member organizations, Federal partners and a growing network of trail enthusiasts playing an active role in our work.

Event Registration is Now Open!

Early Bird Pricing Ends Friday, August 30

Registration includes lunch, access to all workshop sessions and planned activities including field trips and the event reception. Organizations that will have 5 or more registrations may select the bulk rate.

Early Bird Ticket Prices

Member — $250

Nonmember — $275

Member Bulk Rate — $225

Nonmember Bulk Rate  — $250

One Day Pass — $150

Regular Ticket Prices

Member — $275

Nonmember — $300

Member Bulk — $250

Nonmember Bulk — $275

One Day Pass — $160

Register Now!

About This Year’s Location & Venue

 Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort

  • Ideal Location for trail lovers: The resort is located adjacent to the Catalina Foothills, where there are countless trails to explore and enjoy the desert landscape.
  • Workshop sessions will take place at the resort.
  • Accommodations will be available at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort. 
    • Booking your Room: Guest rooms are available at a block discount rate of $169 per night (plus taxes and a $22/night resort fee) through FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2024.
    • Individual reservations can be made by calling the Hotel directly at (520) 297-1151 or by Booking online here
    • Individuals wishing to receive the rate of $169 per room per night must identify themselves as members of the “2024 National Trails Workshop” when making the reservation. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. If a guest does not cancel a reservation within forty-eight (48) hours before the guest’s check-in date, then the hotel may charge the credit card for one night’s room fee plus any applicable taxes.
    • Room Amenities: Free Wi-Fi Modem, data port 42-inch Plasma TV, Phone with voicemail, Pillow top mattresses, 300-thread-count sheets, Work desk with chair, Coffee/tea maker, Mini-refrigerator, Waffle weave robes, Hairdryer, Iron/ironing board, In-room safe
    • Resort Amenities: Pet-friendly resort, Free Wi-Fi throughout resort, 20,000 square feet of event space, Complimentary self & valet parking, Shuttle within 5 mile radius, Award-winning dining, Coffee shop with Starbucks, In-room dining available, Full-service day spa, 24 hour fitness center, 3 pools and 3 jacuzzis, 8 championship tennis courts, Horseback riding, Guided nature tours, Hiking and biking trails, Basketball and volleyball courts available, Roll-away beds available

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Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa

Tucson, Arizona

Tucson is a UNESCO City of Gastronomy and a year-round outdoor playground. Tucson is known for its culture and incredible dining, while also providing excellent access to the outdoors and numerous trail systems. Biking, hiking, rock climbing and horseback riding are all popular activities you can explore there. Shopping in Tucson is also a popular activity for visitors, with one-of-a-kind shops sell unique products that reflect the southwest. Finally, museums and attractions like the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum showcase the city’s diversity in landscape and culture.

Registration & Pricing Coming Soon!


Thank You to our Federal Partners




Sponsor the 2024 National Trails Workshop
Workshop sponsorship opportunities are available and provide an excellent way for your company or organization to align itself with the National Trails System while appealing to a highly engaged audience. Learn more from the Sponsorship Packet or contact PNTS Development Manager, Cristobal Slobodzian, to discuss further at

Previous Workshops

2022 National Trails Workshop—November 2-4, 2022

2022 Workshop Program 


2021 Virtual National Trails Workshop—November 1–4, 2021

Themes: Collaboration and Engagement, Strengthening Organizations and Partnerships, Trail Land Protection

More than 270 people attended, presented, sponsored, and/or supported the Partnership for the National Trails System’s second Virtual Workshop. 

Find the full program here with session materials, recordings, and speaker information. Recordings can also be found in the Webinar Archive.

National Trails Virtual Workshop—October 21–29, 2020

Themes: Advancing Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion; Expanding Partnerships Within and Beyond Trail Corridors; and, Increasing Capacity Through Organizational Development

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 practical examples and best practices; we were encouraged to recognize that a big vision for a trail requires us to think outside of traditional boundaries and values; we heard about partners raising one another up and highlighting the long underprioritized stories of peoples and nationals throughout our National Trails System; we heard stories that were both heart-wrenching and heartwarming; and we started many important dialogues that we must continue. 

The video recordings are available to the public on the Workshop Final Program page and directly on YouTube .

Biennial National Historic Trails Workshop

At this biennial gathering of National Historic Trails advocates, volunteers and professionals, the workshop hones in on the issues that face the Historic Trails as they move towards completion. Interpretation, preservation of key historic sites, protection indigenous landscapes and acquiring and maintaining a contiguous trail corridor are addressed. Attend this workshop to learn more about how you can play a role in developing, protecting and preserving your favorite historic trails and how you can strengthen your trail organization.

  • National Historic Trails Workshop 2016 – Kansas City, MO (June 6th-10th)
  • National Historic Trails Workshop 2014 – Salt Lake City, UT
  • National Historic Trails Workshop 2012 – Socorro, NM
  • National Historic Trails Workshop 2010 – San Antonio, TX

Biennial National Scenic Trails Workshop

Scenic Trails highlight some of the country’s most spectacular natural landmarks and features. As stewards of these trails, building and maintaining these trails in some very remote locations with volunteer power presents many challenges to trail organizations. The National Scenic Trails workshop provides the opportunity to learn best practices in both physical trail building and maintenance and organizational development. Effective steward organizations have strong programs in communication, volunteer management, fundraising and leadership development. This is an opportunity to go in depth into the issues faced by trail organizations as they strive to complete and maintain the trails in these outstanding scenic corridors.

  • Scenic Trails Workshop 2016 – Pensacola, FL (November 14th-18th)
  • Scenic Trails Workshop 2014 – Tahoe City, CA
  • Scenic Trails Workshop 2012 – Shepherdstown, WV
  • Scenic Trails Workshop 2010 – Reisterstown, MD


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