Funding Sources

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Land and Water Conservation Fund & Recreation Trails Program Alabama Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternatives Programs U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER Discretionary Grants Program Alabama Association of RC&D Councils Alabama’s Mountains, Rivers, and Valleys RC&D Council ALA-TOM RC&D Council Coosa Valley RC&D Council Gulf Coast RC&D Council Mid-South […]

Trail Information & Assistance Organizations

Alabama Trails Commission Alabama Trails Foundation Trust for Public Land American Trails Urban Land Institute Rails to Trails Conservancy National Park Service Rivers, Trails, & Conservation Assistance Program Outdoor Nation The Conservation Fund International Mountain Biking Association Appalachian Mountain Club Equestrian Trails and Conservation Awareness Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals

How To Get Started (Trail Project Basics)

How to Get Started Building a Trail Creating a trail is something you can probably do right now with the resources around you. A trail of any kind doesn’t need to wait on a committee or agency to get it going. Trails have been created hundreds of times in Alabama. There’s no need to reinvent […]

Why Build Trails?

Economic Publicly accessible open space and trails generate economic activity Health Increased rates of physical activity Reduces obesity and obesity-related disease Reduces health care costs Community / Quality of Life Increased physical connections increases social connections More activities available makes for happier people Environment Trails create choices for getting from point A to B Conservation […]