Cyclists heading west alongside Keechelus Lake on Washington's John Wayne Pioneer Trail . | Photo CC Gene Bisbee via Flickr

The following content is updated periodically to provide current information about Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and rail-trail development at the national and state level.

National Rail-Trail and Trail Mileage Counts

Open: 1,873 open rail-trails for a total of 21,444 miles
Projects: 706 rail-trail projects for a total of 8,169 miles

State Rail-Trail and Trail Mileage Counts

To view state specific stats, use this map and select your state.

Longest Rail-Trails in America

*This list is comprised of rail-trails more than 100 miles long, where at least 90 percent of the trail is on a former railroad corridor.

  1. John Wayne Pioneer Trail — Washington: 253 miles
  2. Katy Trail State Park — Missouri: 238 miles
  3. Cowboy Trail — Nebraska: 195 miles
  4. Great Allegheny Passage — Maryland & Pennsylvania: 150 miles
  5. Soo Line Trail - Northern Route — Minnesota: 148 miles
  6. Columbia Plateau Trail State Park — Washington: 130 miles
  7. Paul Bunyan State Trail — Minnesots: 121 miles
  8. Flint Hills Nature Trail — Kansas: 117 miles
  9. Soo Line Trail - Southern Route & Saunders State Trail — Minnesota & Wisconsin: 114 miles
  10. OC&E Woods Line State Trail — Oregon: 110 miles
  11. George S. Mickelson Trail — South Dakota: 109 miles
  12. Blue Ox Trail (Voyageur Trail) — Minnesota: 107 miles
  13. State Line Trail — Michigan: 107 miles
  14. Wild Rivers State Trail — Wisconsin: 104 miles