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Check out the headlines below for information on our 2017 Symposium or browse the links in the green box on the right to learn more about our 2015 Symposium. Click here to go directly to our 2017 Symposium index page.

Symposium Headlines

Call for Award Nominations

Deadline for entries is December 1. Recognize the contributions of volunteers, professionals, and other leaders.

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Call for Presentations

Deadline for entries is December 9. We invite you to submit ideas for presentations in support of the Symposium’s theme, " Trails Take Flight: Connecting People, Places, and Possibilities."

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Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Exhibitors save 20% until October 15, 2016

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2017 Symposium location

Dayton, Ohio chosen to host 23rd International Trails Symposium May 7-10, 2017

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Latest News and Resources

Tilikum Crossing rail with trail

Portland's Tilikum Crossing brings rail, bikes and pedestrians across the Willamette 

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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. 

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Oregon Scenic Bikeways Guide

Guide to scenic roads for historic, natural and cultural experiences – from the seat of a bike. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Mountain biking on the Wilson River Trail

Tillamook State Forest 45 miles west of Portland has some of the region’s best singletrack 

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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 

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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.  

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Portland, Oregon - Our host city

Portland features parks, squares, and wide sidewalks– plus a network of streetcars, buses, and light rail. 

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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. 

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Symposium Sponsors




New benefit for members


American Trails

P.O. Box 491797
Redding, CA 96049-1797
(530) 605-4395