Posts Tagged: Trail Towns

Featured Trail Town – Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville Trail Town

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series spotlighting Fayetteville, Arkansas: Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, this gem is a nature lover’s dream, offering scenic beauty and recreational opportunities like trail running, cycling, paddling and rock climbing. Trail Town Fayetteville offers visiting trail runners and residents a multitude of experiences. Here, culture and nature… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Knoxville, Tennessee

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series spotlighting the third largest city in Tennessee – Knoxville: population 189,797. Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Knoxville is situated in the Tennessee Valley, about halfway between the Great Smoky Mountains to the east and the Cumberland Plateau to the west. [Editors Note] At… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Leadville, Colorado

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. At 10,152 feet, Leadville, Colorado claims the distinction as the highest incorporated city in the United States. Known for its natural scenic beauty, hardy locals and rugged four-season alpine recreation, Leadville also boasts a storied history. History: Leadville was not always named after lead,… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Cañon City, Colorado

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. A hidden gem in the Front Range of the Rockies that you should put on your trail destination bucket list is Cañon City, Colorado, population 16,539. Written by Ashlee Sack, coordinator for ATRA corporate member Fremont Adventure Recreation. Cañon City, Colorado Located at the… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Boise, Idaho

Welcome to the latest edition of our Trail Town series; this time more appropriately dubbed a “Trail City.”  Boise, ID has a population of 226,570 people and nearly 750,000 in the greater metro area known as the Treasure Valley. This edition of our Trail Town series is written by Bob Pollmann, father of ATRA Project Associate and… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – San Luis Obispo

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. These articles feature a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature San Luis Obispo in Coastal California with a population of 46,000 full time residents. San Luis Obispo, California San Luis Obispo,… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Taos Ski Valley

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. These articles feature a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico with a population of 78 full time residents. TRAIL TOWN Taos Ski Valley is a… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Roanoke in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. These articles feature a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Roanoke in Virginia’s Blue Ridge with a population of 99,000, comprised of many smaller communities including Carvins Cove, Mill Mountain Park,… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Carolina Beach in southeastern North Carolina, population 6,000. TRAIL TOWN: The Town of Carolina Beach is… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Montpelier, Vermont

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series and the first one in 2017. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature the city of Montpelier, Vermont. Trail Town: Montpelier, Vermont (not to be… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Juneau, Alaska

Welcome to the ninth installment of our “Trail Town” series. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature the city of Juneau, Alaska. This article was written by Josh Musson.  Photos by Josh Musson &… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Mountain Home, Arkansas

Welcome to the eighth installment of our “Trail Town” series. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature the city of Mountain Home, Arkansas. This article was written by Paul Gigliotti, Race Director at Pirate… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Avalon, California

Welcome to the seventh installment of our “Trail Town” series. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature the city of Avalon (population: 3,728), on Catalina Island in California.  This article was written by Brandon Hough… Read more »

Featured Trail Town: Houghton, Michigan

Welcome to the fourth installment of our “Trail Town” series. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature the town of Houghton, on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Trail Town: Houghton, MI – population 7,700* (2012 census)… Read more »

Featured Trail Town: Del Norte, Colorado

Welcome to the third installment of our “Trail Town” series. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature the old western town of Del Norte, in Colorado’s sprawling San Luis Valley. Trail Town “How do… Read more »

American Trail Running Association to feature Trail Towns

There are numerous trail systems located throughout the country, some near large cities, and others in smaller and sometimes out-of-the-way towns. The American Trail Running Association (ATRA), decided to identify, select, and feature trail towns of under 25,000 and their great trails. Ten attributes were devised by ATRA advisory board member Chris Dunn, to help describe… Read more »