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The Rail-Trail Hall of Fame

RTC President Keith Laughlin hangs the first Hall of Fame sign on the Katy Trail State Park in Missouri.
Hall of Fame logo

In 2007, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy began recognizing exemplary rail-trails around the country as part of the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy selects inductees on merits such as scenic value, high use, trail and trailside amenities, historical significance, excellence in management and maintenance of facility, community connections and geographic distribution.

Hall of Fame rail-trails are awarded special signage along the trail, are featured as a Trail of the Month on Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's website and are highlighted in Rails to Trails magazine.

The five-year program runs through October 2011, when the 25th—and final—Rail-Trail Hall of Fame inductee will be selected to coincide with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's 25th anniversary celebration.

The members of the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame

View RTC Rail-Trail Hall of Fame in a larger map

June: Greenbrier River Trail

October: The High Line
September: Springwater Corridor
August: Prairie Spirit Rail Trail State Park
May: Wabash Trace Nature Trail
February: Paul Bunyan State Trail


December: Island Line
November: Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park
October: Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and Route of the Hiawatha
August: Longleaf Trace
July: Peavine & Iron King Trails
May: George S. Mickelson Trail

December: Little Miami Scenic Trail
October: Pere Marquette Rail-Trail of Michigan
September: East Bay Bicycle Path
June: Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga trails
March: Monon Trail


December: W&OD Trail
November: Bizz Johnson Trail
September: Elroy-Sparta State Trail
August: Illinois Prairie Path
June: Minuteman Bikeway
February: Burke-Gilman Trail

October: Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail
September: Katy Trail State Park
July: Great Allegheny Passage

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
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