American Trails hosted the 22nd International Trails Symposium in Portland May 17-20, 2015, at the Oregon Convention Center. 760 attendees from 48 states and 17 countries came together for an inspiring and educational conference. The theme for the 2015 Symposium was "Solutions for Success."
Symposium sessions online
Many symposium presentations are available for online viewing
Voices from the trails
Symposium attendees share their thoughts and dreams about the future of trails
Meet the 2015 Emerging Leaders
See photos and bios of the 2015 youth scholarship recipients
Download the Symposium Program with a complete schedule and description of events (PDF 6 mb)
Thank you Sponsors!
Oregon State Parks and Recreation, REI, MIG, Inc., The Intertwine Alliance, Northwest Youth Corps, Alta Planning + Design, the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and the USDA Forest Service.
Tilikum Crossing rail with trail
Portland's Tilikum Crossing brings rail, bikes and pedestrians across the Willamette
Is Portland America’s best bicycling city?
Portland was rated America's most bike-friendly city in 2012 by Bicycling magazine. The city has made great efforts to accommodate bikes on streets, public transportation, and along the greenways.
Oregon Scenic Bikeways Guide
Guide to scenic roads for historic, natural and cultural experiences – from the seat of a bike.
Rich Guadagno Memorial National Recreation Trail
The 1000th National Recreation Trail at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, south of Portland, was dedicated to former refugemanagers, Rich Guadagno, who was killed September 11, 2001, aboard United Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.
Portland Sunday Parkways: car-free streets
Sunday Parkways is back for another year of walking, riding, rolling and moving! Last year, 85,480 residents and visitors participated, getting active while enjoying car-free streets in communities across Portland.
Mountain biking on the Wilson River Trail
Tillamook State Forest 45 miles west of Portland has some of the region’s best singletrack
Portland says no to mountain biking at new Natural Area
City cites endangered fish and plans to remove bikes from trails at River View Natural Area
A trail from Mount Hood to the coast
Imagine heading west from downtown Portland, by foot or bike along the Columbia River, all the way to the Oregon Coast.
Portland, Oregon - Our host city
Portland features parks, squares, and wide sidewalks– plus a network of streetcars, buses, and light rail.
The Intertwine Alliance works for completion of the region’s trail network
The Intertwine Alliance is a coalition of private firms, public agencies, and nonprofits working together to create a movement for parks, trails and natural areas.