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Trails impact our mobility, our health, our economic prosperity and our environment, while creating powerful community connections.

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West Virginia's Mon River Trails

The beauty of the trail network spiraling out of Morgantown is that you have access to four trails—and four unique experiences—all in one interconnected system spanning nearly 50 miles.

19 Awesome Rail-Trail Photos You've Probably Never Seen

We explored the Web for unique shots of rail-trails looking their finest. Take a look at what we found!

Top 10 Trails in California

From the bustling urban pathways to the lost-in-the-wild tracks of the backcountry, the vastly different settings and styles of trails in California makes them almost incomparable. So we thought we'd compare them!

Great Adventures on the GAP: Memoirs of an 11-Year-Old Bicyclist

A spirited 11-year-old recounts the challenges and triumphs of her first bike trip with her father on the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania.

Introducing Trail Traveler; the “Insider Guide to America’s Greenways"

Trail Traveler

Our new digital tablet magazine brings you unique and vivid trail experiences, expert advice with local recommendations and travel tips; all curated by RTC staff. Download it on iTunes or Google Play!


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