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Wild Journey to the Last Frontier

Skiing on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail | Visit Anchorage

With views of the rugged Chugach Mountains and tidal inlets, the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail offers a breathtaking experience unlike any other rail-trail in the country. Some of your traveling companions may even include a local moose or two.

Journey along Alaska’s Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

Missouri Rock Island Line Trail (MORIT, Inc.) 144-mile Game-Changer in Missouri

The next great rail-trail could be an incredible boon to the rural Missouri communities along its path. But state officials are wavering on whether to accept the rail corridor.

See how the Rock Island Trail would be a game-changing trail.

Group ride with Metro Washington Area Blind Athletes | MWABA Blind Athletes Connect with Capital Trails

With tandem bikes, trails and a bit of organizing, Karla Gilbride is helping fellow blind and visually impaired athletes get outdoors—and enjoy the incredible benefits of the growing Capital Trails Network.

Philadelphia's Rail Park | Friends of the Rail Park Rail-Trails That Opened Their Doors in 2018

Last year marked an exciting milestone for the rail-trail movement: nearly 2,100 rail-trails are now open across the country!

Visit some of the newest rail-trails that opened in 2018.

North Bend Rail-Trail | TrailLink user jiw71 Major Trail Funding to Help Close Gaps in West Virginia

Two grants totaling more than $340,000 will give a major boost to West Virginia's growing trail network. The funds will help acquire portions of rail corridor between Parkersburg and the Pennsylvania border.

The segments are part of a developing 238-mile rail-trail that will help dozens of rural Appalachian towns—and a part of the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition's efforts to create an incredible four-state, 1,500-mile trail network.

Pat Jones in pedibike | Missouri DNR Remembering a Missouri Trail Champion

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy was deeply saddened to learn that Rail-Trail Champion Hilda P. Jones—known to family members, friends and colleagues as “Pat”—passed away on Dec. 17 at her home in Williamsburg, Missouri.

Pat and her husband, Edward, are known for supporting the creation of the iconic Katy Trail State Park and the developing Rock Island Trail.

Opening Day for Trails | RTC Save the Date for Opening Day for Trails!

Our annual celebration of the trails we all love is coming up on Saturday, April 13! Save the date for Opening Day for Trails, so you can kick off the spring trail season by hitting your favorite trail for a walk, run, ride or special event!

Learn more about Opening Day for Trails.

Which T-shirt Won? And the Winner Is ...

We've got a brand new design for our 2019 Member T-shirts—picked by thousands of RTC supporters like you!

See which design won the vote, then pre-order one for your very own!

Monument parking rendering | Gabrielle Rashleigh Trails Transform Baltimore

Baltimore's growing trail network is gaining traction and helping transform how people in Charm City get around, get outside and connect with their community. When complete, the trail system will connect more than 50 neighborhoods and help address public health and equity issues that are facing the city.

Learn how the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network is building healthy places and neighborhoods for everyone.

Learn more about how Trails Transform America.

North Bend Rail Trail (Mark Tewkesbury) These Trail Towns are Tops!

Already wistfully thinking ahead to warmer weather and spring bike rides? Here's a great list of trail towns to start your planning! These five communities truly embrace their trails and offer all the services and amenities that trail travelers need. Read about more exciting trail destinations in the Trail Traveler blog on TrailLink.com.

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.

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