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A Capital Trail Experience

Capital Crescent Trail | Photo by Milo Bateman

Washington, D.C., may be the seat of political power, but it’s also a national model for connected trail networks. At the heart of it all is the Capital Crescent Trail—a rail-trail with monumental views and a history as rich and colorful as the nation’s capital itself.

Visit the Capital Crescent Trail, June’s Trail of the Month.


Statue of Liberty from the Highline | Photo by USDA Five Monumental Trails

Many of our favorite trails have great views—but if you're looking for something truly monumental, check out these five trails.


Creeper Trail Ride to End Cancer | Penny F. Garrett Foundation Creeping for a Cure

Penny Garrett’s family is honoring her legacy by harnessing the community-building energy of one of Virginia’s popular rail-trails. Learn about the courageous late co-founder of the Creeper Trail Ride to End Cancer, and how you can get involved.


Greater Yellowstone Trail | Camrin Dengel RTC Grants $100,000+ to Trails

More than 200 worthy and exciting projects applied for grants through our 2017 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund. After an incredibly difficult evaluation, we're happy to announce the six awardees.


White House (NPS) Troublesome for Trails

The White House released its budget proposal for next year—and it doesn’t look good for trails, walking and biking. Read our take on the budget, and what’s at stake for key federal funding for trails.


Bayshore Bikeway (Sand Diego Association of Governments) The Golden State Goes Big for Trails

California is serious about trails, walking and biking—to the tune of $1 billion over the next decade. Read about the impact of the state’s first-of-a-kind Active Transportation Program—and how this new infusion of funding will affect the future of transportation in the state.


Hiawatha Trail (Christof Spieler) Big Wins in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

The Minnesota Legislature closed out its session with a transportation bill and bonding measures that mean a bright future for trails in the state. Learn more about how Minnesota is making wise investments in trails, walking and biking.


Americorps Volunteers on the Armstrong Trail (Rob Steffey) Hosting an Event on a Trail? Promote It on TrailLink for Free!

Want to organize a trail cleanup, fun run, or group nature walk on your local trail? Get the word out for free to the 7 million trail enthusiasts who use TrailLink.com! Simply register for a free TrailLink account if you haven’t already, and then start posting your event.

The whole process can take less than 10 minutes, and once approved by our TrailLink team, your event will show up on both our searchable trail events page and on the detailed TrailLink page for the trail that is hosting the event. Get started today!


Historic Columbia River Highway Trail | dabiker/traillink.com Back to Nature

Trails can be a great way to get back to nature. Know of trails that are great examples of environmental conservation or natural preservation? Tell us!

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Abandoned Rail Line (Jeff Ciabotti) Tools for Trail Professionals

Get access to all the resources you need to create a vibrant rail-trail for your community—from funding opportunities to technical assistance.


Rails to Trails Magazine Get the Magazine

Great articles and gorgeous photos from the trails you love.


Wallpaper Trails on the Go

Beautiful photos from the trail to your desktop.

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