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North Dakota has some of the nicest trails in the state.

And those who take advantage of them came together at the 2nd Annual North Dakota Trails Conference.

The group is talking ideas and opportunities for new and existing trails.

Including how to get the money to pay for things like trails signs and planning ideas.

Another topic -- finding the best places to put new trails...

"So you don't have, you know, mountain bike trail enthusiasts, hiking enthusiasts, snowmobile enthusiasts, kind of working on their separate things to kind of bring them all together and try to work as a combined group for advantages for all the trails," says Erik Dietrich, Motorized Recreation Coordinator for ND Parks and Recreation Dept.

The new Pembina Gorge state recreation area is a key element in their discussions.

And with recent heavy rain, existing trails have also needed attention and repairs.

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