A look at four short wheelchair-accessible trails and another in the works along the Appalachian Trail.
National Parks Conservation Association organizes ParkScapes tours, which take the group's members to some of the most fascinating locales in the United States.
Starting Monday, March 15, Trailspace members can enter their own original photos in the first Trailspace member photo contest. Submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, March 31, in three categories: outdoors landscape, outdoors nature and wildlife, and people outdoors.
Guaranteed cure for dead-of-winter cabin fever: Planning a long hike! While it's fun to dream of glory on a six-month Triple Crowner, one of these lesser-known long trails might appeal to those of us who are a bit more, well, grounded.
On average, 11 search and rescue efforts are conducted in National Park Service units every day, and young male hikers, ages 20-29 years, are most likely to require those SAR efforts.
American Hiking Society supports a new bill, HR 1912 — the Complete America’s Great Trails Act. The bill which would grant a tax credit to private landowners who provide conservation easements to certified National Scenic Trails.
On Sunday, September 27, turn your TV to PBS for Ken Burns’s documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. A decade in the making, the six-part series explores a uniquely American and radical idea, that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone.
The National Park Service has reopened public comment on a proposed interim rule to manage snowmobile and snowcoach access at Yellowstone National Park. The interim rule would allow up to 318 snowmobiles in the park each day for the next two winters. Public comments are open through September 8.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently designated 22 trails in 13 states as newly recognized National Recreation Trails, adding more than 525 miles of trails to the National Trails System.
From the Statue of Liberty and Independence Hall to Yellowstone and Death Valley, the National Park Service will undertake more than 750 projects at parks across the country to create jobs and restore and protect our nation’s parks.
President Barack Obama today signed into law the 2009 Omnibus Public Land Management Act, which designates more than 2 million acres across nine states as wilderness. The federal wilderness designation provides the highest level of government protection from logging and other forms of commercial use and development.