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Recreational Trails Program

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) provides funds to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both nonmotorized and motorized recreational trail uses. The RTP is an assistance program of the Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Federal transportation funds benefit recreation including hiking, bicycling, in-line skating, equestrian use, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, off-road motorcycling, all-terrain vehicle riding, four-wheel driving, or using other off-road motorized vehicles.

Recreational Trails Program: Projects
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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Federal Recreational Trail Program

The Minnesota DNR is the agency responsible for implementing the Recreational Trails program in the state.

This program exists to encourage the maintenance and development of motorized, non-motorized, and diversified trails by providing funding assistance.

Grant applications are due by the last Friday of February.


Federal Highway Administration

Recreational Trails Program

Check the Federal Highway (FHWA) Administrations website for detailed information on the Recreational Trails Program.


National RTP Funded Projects

The RTP Database

This database shows how and where that funding is being invested in our communities.

Data collected for the RTP Database is provided voluntarily by the States. The accuracy of the data collected is subject to the quality and timeliness of delivery. Please check back for updates.

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