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Going Coast to Coast by Rail-Trail

Discover the Great American Rail-Trail

Imagine it: traveling nearly 4,000 miles by trail from Washington, D.C., to Washington State. Along the way, visiting hundreds of communities—large and small—and experiencing the diversity of landscapes, people and places our country has to offer.

That's the vision behind the Great American Rail-Trail—our most ambitious project yet!

See the view from the gateway trails along the Great American Rail-Trail.

Read REI's feature on the Co-Op Journal.

Punxsutawny Phil | Punxsutawny Groundhog Club, Inc. Casting a Shadow of Greatness

Learn how a booming coal economy, the railroads and a legendary groundhog helped create a beloved recreational resource.

Visit the Mahoning Shadow Trail, February's Trail of the Month.

Run on Opening Day for Trails | RTC 13 Ways to Celebrate Opening Day for Trails

Our annual celebration of the trails we all love is just around the corner! Looking for great ways to get out on the trail this April 13 for Opening Day for Trails? We've got 13 ways for you to celebrate!

Highline Mural (Gigi Altarejos) All the Signs Were There

Decades before America fell in love with New York City's High Line, its rails set a couple on the pathway to romance—a journey that continues to this very day.

Harriet Tubman | NPS Retracing the Underground Railroad by Rail-Trail

Visit five rail-trails that trace the route of the Underground Railroad—and help preserve the history of the risky flight from slavery to freedom.

Ohio & Erie Canal Trail | Paul F Neumann State of the States

As 2019 gets underway, RTC’s state policy team has its antenna up for new opportunities to fund trails at the state level—and continue to build momentum for trail building nationwide.

Get a summary on the state of the states for trails, walking and biking.

Learning About Grasslands | Prairie Corridor Foundation Preserving a Great Plains Legacy

Welcome to Nebraska’s tallgrass prairie, a rapidly disappearing ecosystem that Nebraskans are racing to preserve—and they hope to do just that with a new corridor and trail: the Prairie Corridor on Haines Branch.

See how the Prairie Corridor on Haines Branch is transforming Nebraska.

See how Trails Transform America.

Ke Ala Hele Makalae (Kevin Clark) Five Hot Destinations for the Winter Cold

Want to switch the winter blues for the azure colors of the ocean? These five trails offer warm-weather destinations to enjoy pristine beaches, wildlife-rich parks and other beautiful outdoor spaces. And you can find other great trails to get outside and explore 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.

Wallpaper Trails on the Go

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