Our remarkable landscape shapes who we are and steers us towards who we can become. Alabama’s rich scenic beauty, exceptional biodiversity, and hard-earned cultural history flows from the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf Coast. Yet, Alabama does not capture its potential outdoor recreation economy. The Alabama Trails Foundation resolves to change that through partnerships, open dialog, and collaboration to develop biologically, economically, and socially sustainable trails for Alabama.
Investing in Alabama trails is an investment in the future of Alabama. Sustainably managed trails can be part of a strategy to leverage the economic success and social relevance of nearby communities. They provide a means to connect people to natural resources allowing an enriched dialog on rural and wildland values. Urban trails provide a myriad of health and social benefits to intercity and suburban environments. Trails are an excellent entrée for inviting visitors to enjoy, learn, and appreciate what makes Alabama special.