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American Discovery Trail
From Point Reyes, California, to Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware, this 6300+ off-road trail is dedicated to non-motorized users. The group works to create, manage and promote the trail network.
American Hiking Society
National group which promotes and protects America’s footpaths. Includes Trail Conservation and Policy section with current trail issues.
American Horse Council
The AHC is the national legislative representative for the horse industry. The mission of the AHC is to promote and protect the equine industry by representing its interests in Congress and in federal regulatory agencies on national issues of importance.
American Horse Council Discovery Trail Directory and Informative – NEW!
This is a go-to page for AHC’s riding trail links, information about land conservation, and trail etiquette. Very informative and accessible.
American Horse Council State Horse Councils
AHC’s link to state horse councils nationwide.
National nonprofit organization which works on behalf of all trail interests to create and protect America’s network of interconnected trails.
Back Country Horsemen of America
Nonprofit group dedicated to preserving the historical use of recreational stock in the back country.
Blue Ribbon Coalition
Works with other user groups to defend access to trails for motorized recreation nationwide.
Continental Divide Trail Society
This group plans and maintains the 3000-mile Continental Divide Trail from Canada to Mexico.
East Coast Greenway
The East Coast Greenway is a 2600-mile trail connecting East Coast cities from Maine to Florida.
Equestrian Land Conservation Resource
A national voice for a united equestrian land conservation movement which promotes the protection of open land and provides information to those who wish to maintain access to land for equestrian activities.
Equestrian Trails, Inc.
Since 1944, dedicated to the acquisition and preservation of trails, good horsemanship and equine legislation.
Land Trust Alliance
National leader of the private land conservation movement, LTA promotes voluntary land conservation and provides support to 1200 nonprofit land trusts nationwide.
National Park Information
A link to all US Park information and sites
National Park Trust
Private land conservancy dedicated to America’s parklands, saving significant wildlife, scenic wonders and historic monuments.
National Pony Express Association
All-volunteer nonprofit historical organization dedicated to identifying, reestablishing and marking the original Pony Express Trail. The association is the chief supporter for the preservation of the Pony Express National Historic Trail.
Oregon-California Trails Association
Nonprofit organization based in Independence, Missouri, dedicated to education about, preservation and enjoyment of the trans-Mississippi emigrant trails.
Pacific Crest Trail Association
Nonprofit organization which focuses on keeping the 2,650-mile PCT — which runs from Mexico to Canada — open for generations to come. The PCT site includes a page specifically for equestrians:
A web-based resource for publicly managed recreation sites nationwide.
Recreational Trails Program State Administrators
This section of the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration lists recreational trails program administrators by state, and has many other valuable links.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Roadless Area Conservation”–roadless area profiles nationwide; information by state; maps.
Part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this group is dedicated to the recognition and protection of rural historic and cultural resources, including trails.
Tahoe Rim Trail Association
Nonprofit volunteer group which plans, constructs and maintains the 165-mile single track, multi-use trail encircling Lake Tahoe.
Professional Trailbuilders Association
Private sector group of trail designers, contractors, and consultants.