RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY
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Hockhocking Adena Bikeway
OH
Central Ashland Bike Path
OR
Stavich Bike Trail
PA
Clarion-Little Toby Rail Trail
PA
Lehigh Gorge Rail-Trail
PA
Five Star Trail
PA
Arboretum Trail
PA
Schuylkill River Trail—Valley Forge to Philadelphia
PA
Schuylkill River Trail—Thun Trail
PA
McClintock Trail
PA
Pine Creek Rail Trail—Jersey Shore Connector
PA
Three Rivers Heritage Trail—Southside segments (Baldwin, Southside
&
Station Square combined)
PA
Montour Trail—Westland Branch
PA
Blackstone River Bikeway
RI
Richland Creek Greenway
TN
Cotton Belt Trail
TX
Bicentennial Hike and Bike Trail
TX
Porter Rockwell Trail
UT
Island Line Rail Trail (formerly the Burlington Bike Path)
VT
Pullman River Walk
WA
La Crosse River Trail
WI
Peace Trail
WI
Southwest Path (Greenbush Link)
WI
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A number of other trail managers participated in the survey, but their
responses were not included in the analysis unless active rail service
existed along the trail before April 2013. For example, the Heritage
Rail-Trail County Park in York, Pa., is considered a rail-with-trail but did
not have active service on the railroad corridor until after our research
deadline.
IV.
RAIL-WITH-TRAIL SURVEY FINDINGS
Basic Characteristics of 88 Rails-with-Trails Surveyed
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Average width:10 feet
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Average length: 9.3 miles
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Trail surface (some trails have more than one surface type):
o Asphalt: 84%
o Crushed stone: 20%
o Concrete: 19%
o Dirt: 5%
o Other: 1%
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Permitted trail use: All trails are open to pedestrians, 95% of
trails allow bicycling, and many trail managers indicated that
most other forms of non-motorized uses were allowed (skating,
skiing, etc.). Equestrian use is permitted on 13% of the trails
included in this study and three trails allowed some form of
motorized use (ATV, snowmobile or both).
Watts Tower Crescent Greenway, Calif. (Rails-to-Trails Conservancy)