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Connecting the world of trails to support and enhance trail sustainability. through global events, collaboration and campaigns We collaborate and motivate to promote, protect and preserve trail benefits for recreation, health, tourism, nature and more. To go far we go together. . . Championing trails in all regions through knowledge sharing and collaboration. Join us Contact Us Donate Organization Membership Individual Membership

Who we are

The World Trails Network is a global non-profit association committed to the sustainability and enjoyment of the world’s trails for all people, through a powerfully engaged international network of organizations and individuals g

We are an internationally representative association of the world’s leading trails and trail destinations. In essence, we are a trail tribe.

As a globally active network of diverse and engaged trails, we each work in our own regions to further the interests and sustainability of trails for the benefit of all.

We are a registered non-profit association in Switzerland and the United States of America. As a volunteer driven organization we are dedicated to the promotion, preservation and enjoyment of trails around the world.

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What we do


We convene global forums to bring trail professionals, enthusiasts and trail organizations together.
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We celebrate and promote trails through creative media, inspiring platforms and informative campaigns.
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We collaborate and learn together via task teams, research, courses, webinars and trainings by connecting members.
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How we do it

Trails Conferences

Every two years we host trails from around the world at our renowned conference.
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Trail Expeditions

Join our next generation teams on exciting trail adventures around the world.
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Trails Task Teams

Volunteer and shape the future of trails through our engaged task teams.
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The Trail Manifesto

A manifesto for everyone who loves trails. Share it wide. Read more. . .

Trails.Film Festival

A different take on showcasing the culture and values of trails through film & storytelling.
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Peace Trails Initiative

Championing peace through trails in transfrontier parks and across borders.
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World Trails Day

We are working to establish a globally celebrated day for trails.
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Trails matter. They connect us. They move us.

They shape us through shared experiences in the outdoors, and in turn we shape and impact trails.

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