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Our Mission:

We're creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.


What We're Working On


Opening Day for Trails

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, people across the nation kicked off the spring trail season by hitting their favorite trails for a walk, run, ride or special event.

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Building Trail Networks

We’re working nationwide to connect trails and communities—creating trail networks through TrailNationTM projects that deliver incredible benefits for people and places.

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2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn

RTC's sojourns explore America’s most spectacular rail-trails, the charming communities and iconic sites along the way in an immersive and exhilarating way: by bicycle.

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Advocating for Trail Investment

With a federal infrastructure bill in play for 2018, and a renewal of federal transportation legislation only two years away, now is the time to advocate for trails.

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The Parks, Environment and Water Bond, on this June's statewide ballot as Proposition 68, or “Prop. 68,” includes major funding opportunities for...

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West Virginia and Pennsylvania’s Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Corridor

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The P2P: It’s a small acronym that holds a world of promise. Extending from Parkersburg to Pittsburgh (P2P), the developing 238.5-mile route...

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