TRAIL (Transportation Recreation Alternatives In Louisiana) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building and maintaining parks, paths and trails for hiking, walking, running, kayaking, biking and canoeing. Recreational infrastructure development is how TRAIL promotes the motto of the 4 E's: Experience, Educate, Exercise and Enjoy. Recreational facilities encourage people to get outside EXPERIENCE their environment, gain more EDUCATION about their environment and health, have more opportunities for EXERCISE and better ENJOY their community.
TRAIL is working to build better communities that promote healthy lifestyle options, appreciation for the native environment, and a more desirable place to live, work and visit. TRAIL works with governments, individuals and businesses to make these recreational facilities a reality. TRAIL assists in financing projects through searching for grant opportunities, fundraising events, and sponsorship.