Long-distance Trails

A long-distance trail is a longer recreational trail mainly through rural areas used for hiking, backpacking, cycling, horse riding or cross-country skiing. Typically, a long-distance route will be at least 30 miles long, but many run for several hundred miles, or longer.

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Upcoming trainings for Long-distance Trails

AZT Trail Skills Institute - Module 5: New Trail Construction
Arizona Trail Association
Arizona Trail Association
AZT Trail Skills Institute - Module 5: New Trail Construction

September 30 - October 01, 2023

Flagstaff, Arizona

A OR B Bucking and Limbing Chainsaw Training at Camp Dodge Training Center
Appalachian Mountain Club
Appalachian Mountain Club
AZT Trail Skills Institute - Module 3 Trail Structures (Rock Work)
Arizona Trail Association
Arizona Trail Association


Trail Workers with Long-distance Trails Experience


Access Fund

Contractor Trainer Agency Corps Nonprofit Higher Education
Kinetic Trails, LLC

Kinetic Trails, LLC


Matt Able

USDA Forest Service


Erin Amadon

Town 4 Trail Services LLC

Contractor Trainer

Troy, Me

Erin Amadon's passion for trail work began over two decades ago when she first served as a member…


Emmy Andrews

Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA)


Bend, Or

Emmy Andrews is the Executive Director of the Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA). In this role…


Ben Appleby

Linear Active LLC

Contractor Trainer

Zanesville, Oh

I am the founder and owner of Linear Active LLC. I started the business in 2012 after completing my…


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Federal Highway Administration USDA Forest Service National Park Service Bureau of Land Management
American Trails Professional TrailBuilders Association Partnership for the National Trails System Northern Vermont University Northwest Arkansas Community College Eppley Institute Corps Network