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Benefits of National Recreation Trail designation

Keep information about your National Recreation Trail current

All NRTs are included in the Online Trails Database on the website which includes descriptions, maps, and pictures for trail users. Trail managers provide information about their NRTs keep it up to date by providing corrections and additions. You can provide updates in these ways:

Please note: the Update Form must be submitted by the trail managing agency, organization or individual officially responsible for permitting trail use.

Trail Contact Information

Trail Name ________________________________________________________________

Trail Location ______________________________________________________________

County(ies)________________________________________________________________

State(s)___________________________________________________________________

Congressional District(s) _______________________________________________________

Trail Managing Agency or Organization ____________________________________________

Trail Manager’s Name ________________________________________________________

Address ___________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip code __________________________________________________________

Phone Number ______________________________________________________________

Fax Number _______________________________________________________________

Email address _______________________________________________________________

Website address _____________________________________________________________

Public Information Contact (if different from trail managing agency/organization, above)

Name ____________________________________________________________________

Address ___________________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip code __________________________________________________________

Phone number ______________________________________________________________

Fax Number _______________________________________________________________

Email address ______________________________________________________________

Web site address ____________________________________________________________

Other Trail Designation - check all that apply:

____ None/Unknown
____ Millennium Trail:
____ National - ____ Legacy - ____ Community
____ Other National Designation (Please list.)
____ State or local designations (Please list.)

Trail Type - Please check all that apply:

____ Greenway
____ Rail-trail
____ Backcountry
____ Urban trail/bikeway
____ Snow trail
____ Water trail
____ Other - Please list: ______________________________________________________

What Is Special about Your Trail?

For possible use in NRT materials, please write a 1-paragraph descriptive narrative of your trail.

If you’d be interested in having your trail featured on the NRT website, please include some digital photos and a descriptive narrative (no more than 2 pages) highlighting:

  • Innovative trail design and construction
  • Connection with other significant trails
  • Diverse partnership and support
  • Accesses outstanding natural, cultural and/or historic resources
  • Provides trail experiences for underserved communities
  • Serves a broad population
  • Uses cost-effective management strategies
  • Given the growing emphasis on the health benefits of outdoor recreation, please note if there is a health partner already involved to assist with development, operation, and/or promotion of the trail.
  • Innovative, historic, cultural or significant artwork.
  • Provides partners to assist with development promotion and or operation of additional health benefits

Trail Uses and Activities - Mark A for Allowed (where applicable)

Trail Uses

____ Bicycling (any)
____ Bicycling-Mountain
____ Boating-Motorized
____ Boating-Non-motorized
____ Canoeing
____ Kayaking
____ Rafting
____ Sailing
____ Camping
____ Camping-Backpacking
____ Dogs-Mushing
____ Dogs-On Leash
____ Dogs-Off Leash
____ Equestrian-Riding
____ Equestrian-Pack Trips
____ Equestrian-Other Stock
____ Fishing
____ Motorized Vehicles-ATV Riding
____ Motorized Vehicles-Four-wheel drive
____ Motorized Vehicles-Motorcycling
____ Motorized Vehicles-OHV Driving
____ Motorized Vehicles-Snowmobiling
____ Pedestrian-Caving
____ Pedestrian-Hiking/Walking/Running
____ Roller/Inline Skating
____ Shooting-Archery
____ Shooting-Skeet
____ Shooting-Target
____ Skateboarding
____ Snow-Skiing, Cross Country
____ Snow-Snowshoeing
____ Swimming
____ Swimming-Diving/Snorkeling
____ Wildlife observation - Birds
____ Wildlife observation - Mammals

Other activities

____ Hang Gliding
____ Hunting (any)
____ Hunting-Archery
____ Hunting-Big Game
____ Hunting-Bird
____ Hunting-Small Game
____ Ice Skating
____ Land Sailing
____ Rock Climbing
____ Rockhounding
____ Snow-Skiing, Downhill
____ Snow-Snow Play, General
____ Snow-Snowboarding
____ Sand Sailing
____ Others - Please list: ______________________________________________________

Facilities at, along, or near the Trail
Please indicate the number of these facilities that exist.

____ Bench
____ Boat Launch
____ Cabin
____ Camping Area
____ Corral/Hitching Rail
____ Fire Ring/Grill
____ Historical Site
____ OHV Play Area
____ Parking
____ Parking, Trailer
____ Picnic Area
____ Public Shelter
____ Resort/Ranch
____ Restrooms
____ RV Hookup
____ Shooting Range
____ Showers
____ Sign: ____ Interpretive- ____ Directional
____ Ski Area
____ Telephone
____ Trail Access Information
____ Trail Intersection
____ Trailheads
____ Trash Disposal
____ Visitor Center
____ Water, Non-Potable
____ Water, Potable
____ Others - Please list: ______________________________________________________

Features at, along, or near the Trail
Please indicate the number of these features that exist.

____ Archeo/Paleotological/Historical
____ Beach
____ Cave
____ Climbing Area
____ Coastline
____ Creek
____ Geological
____ Glacier
____ Grove
____ Lake, Pond, Reservoir
____ Meadow
____ Mountain Peak
____ River
____ Scenic Viewpoint
____ Spring, Geyser
____ Swimming Area
____ Valley, Canyon
____ Waterfall
____ Wetland
____ Other (Please list.)

Trail Features

Trail length: ____________miles
Loop trail? __Yes __No
Lowest elevation: ____________feet
Highest elevation: ____________feet
Average width of tread or beaten path ____ inches
Minimum width of tread or beaten path ____ inches
Average grade of trail ____ %
Maximum grade of trail ____ %
Average cross-slope ____ %
Is user accessibility information available?
__Yes __No
If yes, in what format:
__trailhead signage __brochure __web site __other

Additional information: ______________________________________________________

Primary and Additional Surface Material
Please check all that apply. Place the letter “P” next to the material that is the primary surface of the trail.

____ Asphalt
____ Boardwalk
____ Bituminous Treatment
____ Bricks
____ Concrete
____ Crushed Rock, Compacted
____ Grass or Vegetation
____ Gravel
____ Paver Blocks
____ Puncheon
____ Rock, Boulders
____ Rock, Smooth
____ Sand
____ Snow or Ice
____ Soil
____ Soil, Compacted
____ Soil with Stabilizer
____ Water, Moving
____ Water, Still
____ Wood Chips
____ Wood, Running Plank

Trail Fees and Open Times

Admission:
____ Yes
____ No
Amount $__________

Parking fees:
____ Yes
____ No
Amount $__________

Permit required:
____ Yes
____ No
Amount $__________

Open Dates
____ Open all year
Open from _____________to________________

Times of Trail Operation
____ Open 24 hours
Open from _____________to________________

Seasonal Closures
Indicate dates and reason for closure _________________________________________

Please note: The “Update Form” must be submitted by the trail managing agency, organization or individual officially responsible for permitting trail use.

Applicant Name _________________________________________________________

Agency or Organization____________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________

Date _________________________________________________________________


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