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Rail-Trail Statistics

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.

The table below reflects known rail-trails and total trail mileage.

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National Rail-Trail and Trail Mileage Counts

  • Open: 1,857 open rail-trails for a total of 21,226 miles
  • Projects: 690 rail-trail projects for a total of 8,021 miles

State Rail-Trail and Trail Mileage Counts

  Open Project
State Trails Miles Trails Miles
AK 4 41 4 247
AL 12 65 5 51
AR 14 55 9 203
AZ 11 62 2 8
CA 114 716 55 931
CO 35 299 3 7
CT 21 173 9 82
DC 2 12 0 0
DE 6 26 4 20
FL 47 700 31 421
GA 25 185 5 130
HI 3 22 2 17
IA 76 797 13 181
ID 20 408 4 63
IL 74 844 18 182
IN 56 390 21 237
KS 20 273 14 221
KY 17 62 11 168
LA 3 89 2 26
MA 58 405 66 318
MD 31 171 14 164
ME 30 370 9 88
MI 112 2,305 22 252
MN 66 2,265 19 211
MO 15 361 8 106
MS 7 116 4 27
MT 17 154 3 37
NC 25 92 10 131
ND 3 28 1 6
NE 26 380 4 188
NH 67 530 18 227
NJ 50 316 19 177
NM 7 29 4 85
NV 4 52 3 125
NY 95 747 62 634
OH 91 883 38 335
OK 7 49 0 0
OR 19 291 8 170
PA 169 1,752 62 591
RI 14 66 6 64
SC 20 119 7 49
SD 3 116 0 0
TN 25 91 9 65
TX 31 272 13 131
UT 12 139 2 32
VA 40 353 9 39
VT 20 132 9 171
WA 79 1,049 18 145
WI 83 1,765 19 171
WV 68 566 11 82
WY 3 46 1 8

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.

Name of Trail (Passage) State Number of Miles
John Wayne Pioneer Trail Washington

253

Katy Trail State Park Missouri

238

Cowboy Trail Nebraska

195

Great Allegheny Passage Maryland & Pennsylvania

150

Soo Line Trail — Northern Route Minnesota

148

Columbia Plateau Trail State Park Washington

130

Flint Hills Nature Trail Kansas

117

Soo Line Trail — Southern Route & Saunders State Trail Minnesota & Wisconsin

114

Paul Bunyan State Trail Minnesota

112

OC&E Woods Line State Trail

Oregon

110

George S. Mickelson Trail South Dakota

109

Blue Ox Trail (Voyageur Trail) Minnesota

107

State Line Trail Michigan

107

Wild Rivers State Trail Wisconsin

104

Last Updated: 07/2014

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