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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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Opening Day for Trails Around the Corner

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, people across the nation will kick 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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