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Hiking Website for Smoky Mountains Wins American Trails Award


HikingintheSmokys.com named the best website for Trails on Federal Lands

Knoxville, TN, February 24, 2009 --(PR.com)-- American Trails, the only national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of all trail interests, announced the winners of its 2008 American Trails Website Contest yesterday.

Among the several categories awarded in this year’s contest, HikingintheSmokys.com was named the best website for Trails on Federal Lands.

HikingintheSmokys.com has prided itself on being the most comprehensive resource for free hiking trail information for Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The site offers details on more than 70 trails in the Smokies, including trail descriptions, key features, pictures, video, maps, elevation profiles, news, and more.

Other categories in the contest included best Travel and Tourism site for trails, best Community Trails System site and best State Agency site.

The goal of the annual contest is to publicize the excellent work that trails and greenways enthusiasts are doing across North America. American Trails looks for sites that make trails come alive, provide effective information delivery, support volunteers and engages the public. Ultimately, American Trails wants to showcase ways in which advocates and agencies are making a difference for trails.

American Trails will be highlighting contest winners in their next eNewsletter, on their website, and in their upcoming American Trails Magazine.

Since 1988, American Trails has worked on behalf of all trail interests, including hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, water trails, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail motorcycling, ATVs, snowmobiling and four-wheeling trails. They support local, regional, and long-distance trails and greenways, whether they are in backcountry, rural or urban areas. Their goal is to support America's trails by finding common ground and promoting cooperation among all trail interests.

HikingintheSmokys.com offers free hiking information on more than 70 trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including trail descriptions, key features, pictures, videos, maps, elevation profiles, and more. Additionally, the site is organized to make it easier for hikers to compare and choose trails that best suit their hiking preferences. Before the launch of HikingintheSmokys.com, hikers had difficulty finding web-based trail information for the Smoky Mountains. Most existing sites list only 10 or 15 of the most popular trails, and provide only limited information without regard to individual hikers’ skill level or preferences.

Visit www.hikinginthesmokys.com for more information.

Visit www.americantrails.org/webcon08.html for more information on the American Trails Website Contest.

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HikingintheSmokys.com
Jeff Doran
pr@hikinginthesmokys.com
www.hikinginthesmokys.com

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