Tools For Trails supports trail advocacy, land stewardship education, and generally getting more people outside more often. Here are some of the best resources out there:


The Professional Trailbuilders Association is an industry trade group of companies that build and plan trail on a daily basis. These companies are the ones you should rely on to make sure that you project is completed on time and to the best industry standards.


The National Trails Training Partnership comes second to none in terms of depth of referenced resources. The online calendar of trail trainings will ensure that you can find something near you soon.


IMBA mobilizes more volunteer efforts for trailbuilding than any other national organization.


The Federal Highway Administration is the federal agency that administers the funding sources for most of the grant opportunities that fund trail work. The FWA is a great clearinghouse for many trail building publications.


The American Hiking Society Maintains a detail list of links to help make sure you are prepared for recreation and your trail day. The AHS’ section of helpful links is a great resource of land agencies across the United States.


American Trails is a nationwide non-profit, acting on behalf of all trail interests. is the world’s most comprehensive online go-to source for planning, building, designing, funding, managing, enhancing, and supporting trails and greenways.