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The Grand History Trail

The Grand History Trail (GHT) is a conceptual loop that will connect existing and proposed trails in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The trail will connect the historical cities of Annapolis, Baltimore, Frederick, Gettysburg, Washington and York by providing visitors with a convenient and safe off-street bicycle route between these destinations.

The Basics
What is the Grand History Trail and how will it connect to other regional and national trail systems?

Learn and Explore
Find out more about the Grand History Trail concept route, segment by segment. Print or view interactive maps.

What can you do?
Use our resources to inform your local decision makers about the Grand History Trail and organize with other interested trail advocates.

View a list of agencies and organizations that support the Grand History Trail or were involved in planning the route.


Project Resources

Download printable maps or view our interactive map in Google Earth or Google Maps.

Grand History Trail Handout
Project summary with overview map.

Grand History Trail photos and documents (Coming Soon!)

Historic Site Inventory (Coming Soon!)

This important resource outlines the nationally significant historic resources close to the Grand History Trail route. It was compiled by the National Park Service's Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program.


This project was financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, the Environmental Stewardship Fund, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.


For more information or to request GIS data, please contact Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's National Office.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Ct., NW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037