Meet the people who design and maintain hiking trails – The Washington Post

Trail usage has increased threefold in the United States since the coronavirus pandemic hit in early 2020, according to data from AllTrails, a provider of crowdsourced information on trails of all kinds. Even before that, tens of millions of Americans were enjoying a trail system that was kick-started in 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson told Congress that hikers, those on horseback and bike riders were “forgotten outdoorsmen.” “For them,” he said, “we must have trails as well as highways.”


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