Thanks for visiting! Texas Trails Network (TTN) is a nonprofit statewide organization dedicated to quality development and management of all types of trails, including hiking, equestrian, bicycling, canoe and kayaking, historic, birding and ATV trails.

Explore TTN's unique Trail Finder data base packed with nearly a thousand trails of all types throughout Texas - a vast inventory of outdoor experiences just waiting for your arrival. Visit our Portal to review articles, activities and links to trail resources posted by our board and other active members

Become a Member of TTN, and you too can add items relevant to trails in your area and become a member of Texas' largest trail development, funding and promotional resource of news, networking opportunities with experts, and much more. Membership is free to all that wish to share our mission.

Would you like to be a TrailMaster? All you need to do is add or update your favorite trails! Basic info can be added for free. Expanded Trail Pages are available to members. To learn more, please click "Add Trail" at the left of this page.

It's time again to nominate trail champions around the state for the "Trails of Texas" Award! The Texas Trails Network Trails of Texas Awards are our way of recognizing Texans working to create trails that promote recreation, health, economic development, and travel opportunities for Texas residents and visitors alike. Categories include awards for outstanding Service, Partnerships, Planning/Design, Media, and Volunteerism in supporting trails.
Download the Nomination Form here and submit your nominees by February 28, 2014. Awards will be presented at the 2014 TTAT Conference in Fort Worth, March 26-28.

The TTN Board

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Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference
March 26 to 28, 2014
Downtown Sheraton Hotel
Fort Worth, Texas



Dear Trails Enthusiast:

INVITATION to Presenters: A lot has happened since our 2012 conference and exhibit in San Antonio.  We are looking for presenters to share their expertise about any aspect of trails and / or active transportation in Fort Worth, March 26 to 28, 2014.  A convenient, paperless "speaker / presentation information form" is at TexasTrails.BikeTexas.org. The application deadline is September 30, 2013

EARLY Attendee Opportunity: Valuable information and networking for anyone interested / involved with trails and active transportation.This includes planners, municipal executives, landscape architects, architects, engineers, active transportation/safety experts, trail maintenance crews, recreation, parks and wildlife professionals, educators, health/wellness experts, cycling / canoeing / hiking / equestrian / off road enthusiasts and tourism proponents. Please visit our evolving conference website, TexasTrails.BikeTexas.org, for registration information and early payment opportunities.

TTN Awards: Download the Nomination Form here and submit your nominees by February 28, 2014 for the Trails of Texas Awards. These awards will be presented throughout the conference to folks who have done outstanding work to create trails that promote recreation, health, economic development, and travel opportunities for Texas residents and visitors alike. Submit your nominees today!

EXHIBITOR/Sponsor Benefits : Win-Win best describes the reason exhibitors/sponsors give for their repeat participation in our conference.  New exhibitors and sponsors are welcome to share their expertise and join the many networking, exhibit and educational sessions. Register at TexasTrails.BikeTexas.org or contact exhibit chair Bud Melton at 214 828-2144.

Thanks for your ongoing support of our Trails and Active Transportation Conference.  Don't forget to put March 26 to 28 on your 2014 monthly and budget plans. Please forward this message to anyone you feel would be interested in presenting or attending.

You will not be disappointed attending this exhilarating and productive event. To inquire by phone please call John Rath 817 442-8418.

Texas Trails Network and BikeTexas Boards of Directors and staff

* Continuing education credits for eligible sessions will be requested for AICP-CMs, ASLA-CEPHs, NRPA-CPRP, and ASC-TSPE.

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TTN Executive Administrator John Rath opens Thursday's Plenary for John Burke, CEO of Trek Bicycles.
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BikeTexas Needs Your Input on Strategic Plan

The board and staff at BikeTexas is currently developing a strategic plan for the future of these two sister statewide organizations, a 501c4 advocacy non-profit and a 501c3 education non-profit. One of the first tasks is to get input from people interested in bicycling and / or walking about the future direction of BikeTexas. Whether you are a bicyclist, or a member of BikeTexas, your input will be appreciated.

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2012 Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference

The Conference was a great success. A big thank you to all of you that made it such a great event! Check out the Photo Album below for some of the action.

Attendees at got an early look at new and effective funding, advocacy, planning and implementation aspects of Texas Trails. Session presentations covered all aspects of trails and active transportation including keynote speeches by Texas Senator Rodney Ellis and TREK CEO John Burke, as well as innovative programs such as "Better Block", "Modeling the Benefits of Green Infrastructure" and "Boltage."

- Check out the presentations from TTAT 2012 -

Awards were presented at the conference to some of the well deserving folks that make Texas trails possible and help to encourage active transportation for the betterment of our health and environment.

- Check out the awards given at TTAT 2012 -

Coordinated by Texas Trails Network and BikeTexas


Are there great trails and active transportation in your area, and would you like to brag on them? Do you have an interest in hosting our next conference?

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Many photos throughout this site are courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife © 2002

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