Rails to Trails magazine is dedicated to exploring America’s remarkable rail-trails and trail-networks, with a focus on the opportunities they provide and the impact they have in communities nationwide.

Rails to Trails just got a makeover!

After 10+ years of the same look for Rails to Trails, we decided it was time for a facelift! We asked our readers what they'd like to see, and the feedback was fantastic. In response, the revamped Rails to Trails has a few modern renovations. You’ll still get the same coverage you love of the nation’s leading trails and trail champions, but with:

  • More maps—including our new Featured Map
  • Our new Best Of section—covering amazing trails across the country
  • More photography of gorgeous rail-trails

Let us know what you thinkWe hope you love the redesign as much as we do!

Fall 2016 Issue

undefinedIn this issue, we—

• Explore the economic-tourism impact of the 238-mile Katy Trail in Missouri—one of the longest rail-trails in the country.

• Examine how the 1,300-mile September 11th memorial trail is serving as a new kind of pilgrimage to honor the fallen heroes of the 2001 tragedy.

• Provide a sampling of trail photos from the 1,450-mile Industrial Heartland Trails Network.

• Highlight 10 pathways whose corridors hosted some of the most poignant moments in our country's evolution (see Best Of!)

• And much more!

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