Trails are a powerful medium for value forming experiences

Help to expand the environmental, cultural, public health and economic benefits of trails worldwide.


Global Trails Alliance envisions an extensive, well-traveled and sustainable global network of trails that assures humanity’s opportunity to experience, value and ultimately steward earth’s full spectrum of ecosystems. We seek to enhance the social, environmental and economic benefits of trails worldwide. We aim to grow the cultural impact of trails inspiring, informing and assisting the global community of trail organizations, users and sponsors.

We believe trails play a lead role in restoring a balanced human-earth relationship.  Humanity’s actions arise from our collective culture.  Culture reflects values, and values are born of experience.  Our vision for trails’ highest purpose begins with that premise.

Trails are a powerful medium for value forming experiences.  Thus, an extensive, well-traveled and sustainable network of trails can provide experiences leading toward ecological values and healthy habits.  Over time, such values can culminate into cultures of conservation and sustainability.  Let’s make trails thrive.  Let’s showcase the crucial role they play in building a healthy, sustainable society and stewarding our planet.

Source: Global Trail Alliance is a project of Earth Island Institute
Director: Zak Klein

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Trails are a fundamental link for humans to constantly re-discover their planet. Your generosity enables us to grow the cultural impact of trails so that societies awaken to their role as stewards of the earth. Trails transform People. People transform the World.

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