Trails

The Columbia River Gorge is 85 miles of awesome, unwinding from the arid plateaus east of the Cascades to the towering temperate rainforests just outside of Portland, Oregon.

This new 290-acre state natural area at Hayden Island on the Willamette River is fitting tribute to late Gail Achterman, an Oregon conservation leader passionately committed to creating an economically and ecologically sustainable future for the Willamette Basin.

Only 20 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, Mill Creek Canyon is a favorite hiking destination for thousands of Salt Lake Valley residents seeking to enjoy nature and take in beautiful views of the Valley and the Wasatch Mountains.

Sixty-four year old Laura Farrell is a firecracker. If she were to write a resume, it would include the bullets: Founder and Director of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, Founder of the Vermont 100 Ultrarun and Vermont 50 Ride and Run, Coach, Mom, Ultrarunner, Skier, Hiker, and lover of animals.

Kaunamano means “multitudes are placed here,” reflecting the thriving Hawaiian fishing community that once lived and trained in lua (traditional Hawaiian martial art) on the southeastern coast of Hawai‘i Island.

The remains of the ancient fishing village of Kauleoli lie just south of Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park on the Kona Coast of Hawai‘i Island.

Land inside Rocky Mountain National Park – including a group of rental cottages that has greeted hundreds of thousands of visitors who enter the park -- has been purchased and will eventually be added to the park, The Trust for Public Land and the Rocky Mountain Conservancy announced today.

While increasing numbers of tourists and new residents are helping grow the local economy, the communities of Greater Sandpoint want to encourage sustainable economic development and retain the livability and spectacular scenery that make it such a special place. This all depends on protecting the small-town character and natural and recreational resources that are essential to the local quality of life. 

The Castle Valley Trailhead is the gateway to a host of many popular outdoor destinations in the northern Sierra, including Castle Valley and Castle Peak, the Pacific Crest Trail, the Sierra Club’s Peter Grubb Hut, Hole in the Ground trail and the Donner Rim Trail. This has made it one of the northern Sierra Nevada’s most popular trailheads and yet until 2016, the land was not just privately owned, but up for sale.

In 2016, The Trust for Public Land protected the last piece of privately-held commercial property within Rocky Mountain National Park. Just down valley from the park’s entrance station on Fall River Road, the Cascade Cottages offered a rustic retreat for seven decades of park visitors.

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