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Recreational Trails Program

Recreational Trails Program project - Incline Flume Trail

The Nevada Division of State Parks administers grant funds from the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program (RTP). Approximately $1.4 million in funding was awarded for the 2019 fiscal year. The program funds motorized, non-motorized, and educational recreational trail projects for federal, state, and local governments, American tribes, special government districts and private individuals and organizations. Previous projects have included the Kershaw-Ryan Mountain Bike Trails, the Tamarack Lake Trail, Outdoor Ethics and the Elko SnoBowl Trail System. For further information or questions, please contact Heather Giger at 775-684-2784 or hgiger@parks.nv.gov.

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a Federal-aid assistance program to help states provide and maintain recreational trails for both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail use. Each state develops its own procedures to solicit projects and select projects for funding in response to recreational trail needs within the State. The available amount to be received for the next cycle is typically announced in summer/fall.

The Nevada Division of State Parks will host the 2021 Recreational Trails Program Advisory Committee Meeting from December 8-10, 2020. The meeting will be held in a virtual format, beginning each morning at 8:30 am and adjourning by 5:00 pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend via Microsoft Teams, or through a phone conference line, to listen to each presentation. Prior to the start of each morning session, the floor will be opened for public comment. Public comments will be limited to three minutes per person. View the full press release and schedule for more info.


View the list of the 2021 Recreational Trails Program Final Awards.

2021 Recreational Trails Program Applicant Handbook
2021 Recreational Trails Program Pre-application (pdf)
2021 Recreational Trails Program Pre-application (fillable pdf)

For information on Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) registration, visit the Department of Motor Vehicles or visit the Off-Highway Vehicle Program for information on its grant program.

RTP Quarterly Report
RTP Request for Reimbursement Form

Heather Giger
Park and Recreation Program Manager/State Trails Administrator
(775) 684-2784

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