National Recreation Trails (NRTs) are some of America’s finest trails. With almost 1,300 trails in the database, NRT’s include trails for all users types (equestrian, atv/utv, motorcycle, snowmobile, hiking, mountain biking, etc.), are located in urban and rural settings, and are managed by a variety of Federal, State, and local managing agencies.
American Trails has managed the database of these unique trails and has launched a new program to organize Trail Ambassadors to inform, preserve, and protect these national treasures. If you would like to apply to be among the first cadre of NRT Trail Ambassadors, please contact American Trails.
Volunteer NRT Trail Ambassadors are responsible for reviewing the data gathered on the NRT’s in their assigned regions, gathering data that is outdated and/or missing, and hiking the length of each trail and uploading centerline GPX data for each trail.
Pre-requisites for Becoming a NRT Trail Ambassador
Individuals interested in volunteering for the NRT Trail Ambassador program must meet the following requirements:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be an active trail user
- Submit a Trail Ambassador Application
- Possess a valid drivers license
- Complete a “NRT Trail Ambassador" online training session (3 hrs)