National Digital Trails


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Date published: March 2, 2021

TRAILS Decision Support Tool – Tips and Tricks: What services does TRAILS rely on and how can I tell if a service downtime is causing an error?

Learn new tips and tricks for using TRAILS application. Today we discuss errors associated with web service downtimes. 

Date published: March 2, 2021

Upcoming Training and Presentations

Learn about opportunities to get TRAILS training and more project information.

Date published: March 2, 2021

Federal Trail GIS Schema - Public Review Announcement

Learn more about the nationwide Federal Trail GIS Schema database template.

Date published: March 2, 2021

National Digital Trails Newsletters and Listserv

The National Digital Trails team moved to a self-service listserv and online newsletter. 

Date published: March 1, 2021

Request for User input to the National Digital Trails Newsletters

We would like to hear your stories about TRAILS projects or using USGS trails data, or receive you special trail photos.  

Date published: November 24, 2020

Sign up for TRAILS Decision Support Tool Virtual Workshop

Are you a trail planner? Does your organization update, maintain, create public domain trails?  Are you part of or do you partner with federal, state, or local land management agencies? Are you looking for an easy way to visualize trails and potential connections between trails?  

Date published: July 14, 2020

TRAILS Project Earns the 2020 Esri SAG Award

The Department of Interior sponsored National Digital Trails Project and USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) have been selected to receive a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award for the Trail Routing, Analysis, and Information Linkage System (TRAILS) decision support tool.

Date published: January 9, 2020

TRAILS Decision Support Tool is Available!

The TRAILS (Trail Routing, Analysis, and Information Linkage System) is available to federal trail planners by request. 

Date published: October 10, 2019


In the Fall of 2018, the USGS received the initial request from DOI to explore the development of a tool to assist in connecting existing trail systems.  

Date published: July 31, 2019

Development of the TRAILS Decision Support Tool is Underway

Coming Soon!