California Trails & Greenways

California trails and greenways 2023

California Trails and Greenways 2023
March 28th – 30th
Palm Springs, California

Building Connections: Linking People to Trails and Each Other

This year’s event focuses on the role of trails in connecting people to the land and to each other. Whether you use trails for recreation, fitness, transportation or solitude, trails take us where we want to go and where we want to be.

Trails attract all types of people and all types of user groups, whether you run or ride, hike or are on horseback, skate or skip, whether you’re with your dog, your kids, or your grandmother. Everyone needs to experience the great outdoors.

About California Trails & Greenways

California Trails & Greenways provides high-quality education and networking opportunities for urban, rural, and backcountry trail professionals. Join leading trail experts for training and discussions on the latest advances in trail design, construction, maintenance, interpretation, volunteerism, and management. Explore new, collaborative opportunities and engage in productive, meaningful, and inspiring dialog.

Call for Awards Nominations!

The Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for outstanding projects, programs, and people for recognition at California Trails & Greenways 2023. This program is an opportunity to bring acknowledgement and appreciation to individuals, organizations, and agencies who have made exceptional contributions to trails and greenways during the 2022 calendar year. Please see Award Nominations for more information and materials.

Award Nominations are due January 13, 2023. We look forward to hearing about your successes!

Sponsor, Exhibit, Donate!

Show your support for California Trails & Greenways 2023 by joining us as a Sponsor, Exhibitor or Donor for our silent auction!

Our event sponsors provide the critical support needed to offer this event every year. Review the 2023 Sponsorship Guide for details about sponsoring, exhibiting and donating auction items to the conference.

CT&G 2023 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Agua Caliente


Silver Sponsors

Sierra Nevada Conservancy Logo


Bronze Sponsors

US Dept. BLM

Creative Composites Logo



Brass Sponsors


More about CT&G

California Trails & Greenways provides opportunities to:

  • Network with and talk directly to California's leading trail experts;
  • Collaborate with and find new partners to build support for trail endeavors;
  • Learn a full range of trail management, design, and construction topics in high-quality, innovative sessions;
  • Experience hands-on learning through day-long field workshops;
  • Explore exhibits featuring innovative trail-related products and services;
  • Strengthen your ability to effectively design, build, manage and promote California's trails;
  • Be inspired through keynote and plenary speakers and innovative trail projects throughout the state.

All activities are designed to increase the knowledge of trail, recreation and wild land management to improve non-motorized, recreational and heritage trail systems and programs throughout California.

This training by California State Parks and the California Trails Conference Foundation helps ensure effective trail stewardship for generations to come.

California Trails Conference Foundation

The California Trails Conference Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit organization that assists with the planning and operation of California Trails & Greenways, and serves as the event’s fiscal agent. All funds raised by the California Trails Conference Foundation are applied directly to event costs.