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By Phone

Dial 202.331.9696 to reach our main reception line.

By Regular Mail

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Court, NW
5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20037

By Foot

From New Hampshire Avenue Northwest, turn onto Ward Place (between M St. NW and 21st St. NW); Ward Place only goes one way from New Hampshire Avenue. Turn right at the first driveway, just before the building with the postal trucks. Our office is on the fifth floor of the brick building to your left. Simply follow the building around to your left until you come to a pair of double-glass doors and follow the instructions by the keypad to gain access to the building. (Note that our elevator is a former freight elevator.)

For Questions About ...

Building Trails
For questions related to the creation, planning, building or maintenance of a rail-trail, please contact us at one of the following locations:

Please Note: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a national nonprofit dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. RTC does not own or manage rail-trails. If you have a question about a specific rail-trail (i.e. directions, accommodations, volunteering, etc.), please contact the local trail manager.

For questions related to RTC's policy initiatives, inculding federal trail, walking and bicycling transportation dollars, or other federal legislation, please fill out our policy contact form. (powered by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy)

Technical Issues
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NOTE: If you have registered on to upload photos and reviews or to view maps, but haven't yet received your activation e-mail, be sure to check your e-mail program's junkmail/SPAM folder. Also, please note that your login for is different from your login.

Trail Information Updates
Are you aware of a rail-trail in your area that is not listed on Can you provide us with additional or updated information on an open or project rail-trail? If so, please e-mail us your rail-trail information and updates!

E-mail us or dial 202.974.5105 for questions about: joining, renewing, change of address, membership status, member benefits (including our quarterly magazine, Rails to Trails), levels of membership and ways to support RTC.

Our Website
E-mail us about technical issues or site content.

Rails to Trails magazine
E-mail us for questions about our quarterly magazine, photos, authors, features, story ideas, letters to the editor and future/past issues. If your question pertains to magazine delivery, please contact our membership department.

Transportation Alternatives Funding
For questions specifically regarding Transportation Alternatives eligibility or the details of program implementation in your state, visit the National Transportation Alternatives Clearinghouse at

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Ct., NW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037