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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.


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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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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.

See Our TrailNation Projects

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.

See How Trails Transform America

Connecting Parkersburg to Pittsburgh by Rail-Trail

A recent study by RTC finds that trail gaps in West Virginia could be closed, and the potential of the 238-mile corridor realized, within the next decade.

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12 Ways to Celebrate Opening Day for Trails


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Vermont's Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Vermont's Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

During the pleasant summer months of northern Vermont, the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail offers an extraordinary experience as it journeys through a...

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Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Trumbull County, Ohio

Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Trumbull County, Ohio

On or about May 10, 2018, CSX Transportation Inc. filed for the abandonment of 13.9 miles of track in Trumbull County, Ohio. We are providing this...

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A Home Run: 2018 Opening Day for Trails

A Home Run: 2018 Opening Day for Trails

This year, thousands of people from coast to coast went outside to celebrate the sixth annual Opening Day for Trails (Opening Day). Although the...

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