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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: 1,849 open rail-trails for a total of 21,437 miles
  • Projects: 685 rail-trail projects for a total of 7,861 miles

State Rail-Trail and Trail Mileage Counts

  Open Project
State Trails Miles Trails Miles
AK 4 41 4 247
AL 12 65 5 8
AR 14 48 9 198
AZ 11 62 2 8
CA 113 707 55 931
CO 35 299 3 7
CT 21 173 9 82
DC 2 12 0 0
DE 6 26 4 20
FL 49 705 31 421
GA 23 163 4 108
HI 3 22 2 17
IA 76 797 12 175
ID 20 408 4 63
IL 73 844 18 182
IN 54 386 21 237
KS 19 272 13 218
KY 17 62 11 168
LA 3 89 2 26
MA 58 405 65 316
MD 30 170 14 165
ME 29 389 8 43
MI 121 2,712 24 254
MN 66 2,258 19 211
MO 15 361 8 106
MS 7 116 4 27
MT 17 154 3 37
NC 24 90 11 133
ND 3 28 0 0
NE 26 380 4 188
NH 66 529 18 227
NJ 51 310 19 181
NM 6 29 4 85
NV 4 52 3 125
NY 95 745 62 610
OH 91 878 38 334
OK 7 49 0 0
OR 19 291 8 170
PA 177 1,709 62 584
RI 13 65 6 64
SC 19 118 7 49
SD 3 116 0 0
TN 24 90 9 65
TX 30 242 12 126
UT 12 139 2 32
VA 39 338 9 39
VT 19 131 9 171
WA 78 1,051 18 145
WI 74 1,704 19 185
WV 68 566 10 66
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: 04/2014

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